Norfolk Island Pine Trees
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Can I prune the width of a Norfolk Pine?

Zone Poestenkill, NY | LK added on December 12, 2017 | Answered

The height of my Norfolk Pine isn't an issue yet. I would like to know if it can be pruned to reduce the width. What happens when a branch is "pinched" back up to inches being removed? It's growing fine, just becoming a bit too wide. I can't find anything regarding pruning for width on the internet! Thank you!

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BushDoctor
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Answered on December 12, 2017

You can prune these, and it wouldn't hurt to do it this way. I do think that pruning in this fashion would only exacerbate the problem. Pruning always causes a plant to "fluff up" and pruning the width will only promote it to grow wider.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/norfolk-pine/norfolk-island-pine-pruning.htm

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