Boojum Tree
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When is it appropriate to trim a Boojum Tree?

Zone Congress, Arizona | rcthomas58 added on August 9, 2019 | Answered

We have a boojum tree that is approximately 10yrs. old & is approximately 20' tall.....photos attached. We live in Congress, Arizona, on SR-89, near Wickenburg. Our Boojum is the ONLY one in our subdivision!! Thanks Very Much, Robert C. & Ruth A. Thomas

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on August 10, 2019

I found two different sources that said NEVER prune a boojum tree! Considering their rarity and protected status in the wild I would heed that advice. Plus, they are very expensive.

http://www.public.asu.edu/~camartin/plants/Plant%20html%20files/fouquieriacoluminaris.html

https://arboretum.arizona.edu/sites/arboretum.arizona.edu/files/Boojum%20Care%20Website.pdf

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/search?q=trimming%20a%20boojum%20tree

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