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Q.Dwarf Vs Pruning

Zone London | 4u537 added on May 14, 2019 | Answered

Instead of grafting onto a dwarf variety to gain dwarfism can I keep my fig trees dwarf by pruning alone? (Starting growth by seed)
I don’t really don’t want to graft my fig tree? Many thanks

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Answered on May 14, 2019

This will be a complicated task that will require some bonsai work.

You can do some preparation, as long as the tree is still very small. You will have to treat it as a bonsai, and it won't fruit to its potential, although it may stay alive for several years. Just make sure to follow proper bonsai technique.

This collection of articles will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/bonsai

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