Pruning Plum Trees In Winter

Pruning Plum Trees in Winter

Pruning plum trees is essential to keep them in good shape and to keep them as productive as possible. If you don’t prune a plum tree or any fruit tree for that matter, they will become straggly and unproductive. If the tree is young and still growing quickly, you will want to do most of your pruning while the tree is dormant, i.e. over winter.

However! You want to avoid pruning plum trees in winter as this can drastically increase the risk of infection by a disease commonly known as silver leaf disease. Aim for pruning in early spring rather than the middle of winter.

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