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11/09/2013 at 18:52

Hi all.  When is the best time to prune my newly bought fan trained plum?

11/09/2013 at 19:15

Next summer when the plant is in leaf and the sap is flowing. Plums need to be growing when they are pruned in order for their sap to seal the cuts and keep out infection.

11/09/2013 at 19:16
Hi Derrick prune in spring /autumn Not in dormant time, go to RHS plum they will explain fanned plums
11/09/2013 at 19:18

It's a tad too late to prune it this year in my opinion as you risk Silver leaf disease, Derrick.  You also need to let it establish so I would have left it unpruned this year anyway.  Here's a link to pruning fan-trained trees (including plums) from the RHS:


14/09/2013 at 11:04

Many thanks. I'll wait until Spring before I get out the secauteurs!!

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