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16/02/2014 at 08:46

hello all, newbie here with a problem!   have just bought a 2 year old amelanchier ballerina that i want to grow as multi stemmed bush. its currently about 4 foot but not in its final place yet. when i plant it is it simply a matter of hard pruning and if so when is best?

16/02/2014 at 16:29

Bumping up to see if anyone can help 

16/02/2014 at 16:35

I'm pruning other deciduous woody plants so I should think you'd be OK to do it now. I've never grown this tree/shrub though. 

16/02/2014 at 17:11

Lovely tree, that i have not come across before. 

"Any pruning should be done during winter or late spring, when any misplaced or crossing shoots should be removed to maintain a healthy and balanced framework."

16/02/2014 at 19:24

thanks all. I will wait unless my garden is less wet then plant it and maybe prune it a bit!  dont know if I am brave enough to prune it right back

16/02/2014 at 19:41

Before you cut it back make sure it isn't grafted. If it is grafted then you'll need to cut it back well above the graft and watch for any regrowth from bellow the graft. You could plant it deep burying the graft if it is. It isn't on a rootstock for any other reason other than propagation. 

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