Avocado Trees
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Avocado tree

Zone 33418 | Grams218 added on February 26, 2017 | Answered

Just came into possession of an avocado tree. It is a single trunk of about 4 feet. Shouldn't it have been pruned so it would branch? Is it too late to do so now?

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Alisma
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Answered on February 27, 2017

Yes, I think you're right. You can prune it back now- you can remove up to 1/3 of the height of the tree's main trunk.

Another factor is that low light levels can cause a plant to grow excessively tall with no branching. Avocados are sun-loving plants with similar growing condition preferences to citrus, so the more light they get, the happier they will be.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/avocado/pruning-avocado-trees.htm

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