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Can I Prune Back The Leader of Our Clapps Pear Tree

clare2008
14 years ago

With some great Garden Web members help, OOps!! perhaps we bought our Clapps Pear trees at too tall a height... Sooo now what??

They stand 6-8 ft tall and have a base diameter of 1 1/2 - 2 inches. They have lots of good vertical, untrained growth,; some good scaffold branches with nice fat buds..

Should we leave the trees as is and try for a "pyramid" shape or should we cut back the leaders and try for the "open vase" shape??

And are we too late to prune as we are already into May...

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