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Q.Italian Alder Whip Planted In Winter Now 60cm. Plus But Bottom 30cm Bare. Pruning Advice?

Zone Uk | Mattreynolds added on June 12, 2020 | Answered

Will pruning help branching lower down and if so when to prune and where on plant? Thanks

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Answered on June 12, 2020

Though pruning can promote branching, it can also weaken the structure over time. Have care when pruning, and only leave branches that are angled upwards, and not horizontal.

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