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Q.I Received A Small Dogwood Tree In A Plant Pot As A Gift. It Is Young But Growing Well. Do I Prune It?

Zone AUstin, TX | Anonymous added on October 3, 2021 | Answered

Plant looks healthy but more like a bush now. Will the bottom leaves fall off”. Right now it looks more like a bush than A tree. It has grown about a foot in two month but still doesn’t;t look like a tree. What else should I do?

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ADraiss
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Answered on October 4, 2021

Since the tree is still young, you may need to prune it annually to encourage more of a "tree" shape and less of a "bush" shape. Dogwoods should be trimmed right as blooms fade. For more information on pruning dogwoods, please see this page: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/dogwood/trimming-dogwood-trees.htm

Happy gardening!

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