what part of the plant do you pinch. I have a new 2ft one that is 1 good thick stem and layered lateral branches that looks bonsai-ish, and stunning. Do I pinch the new growth between stem and branches? or is there another way to keep this simmetry and japanese type look. I dont want multi stems.
China Doll Tree Pinching and Prunning to Keep Layered Look
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You can control height by cutting tall stems back to 1/2 inch above a leaf.
New growth will grow from this cut point.
If you want the plant to grow thicker, cut the plant back to a inward pointing leaf.
If you want the plant to grow wider, but at an outward pointing leaf.
Outdoor plants can be pruned in spring and summer.