Pruning young plum trees

Susan Northcote asked 12 years ago

I purchased a young Victoria Plum tree last November and it is doing well. It is a good shape, “wine glass”, but is getting very leggy. Can I trim back the long spindly new growth now or must I wait until the autumn?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
The young whippy growth of plum trees can be removed in August over a couple of weeks to reduce vigour and size, cut back to about pencil length and remove some altogether if there are a lot close by.