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Old September 13th, 2009, 09:25 PM
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Pruning a Weeping Santa Rosa Plum

I am getting mixed directions on how to prune a Weeping Santa Rosa Plum.
Some locations indicate a single leader form should be used while others recommend an Open vase form. Can anyone help me?
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Old September 14th, 2009, 10:18 AM
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Re: Pruning a Weeping Santa Rosa Plum

If this was a normally sized tree from a garden center style has probably already been determined by training at production nursery. How big is the specimen now, how far developed?
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Old September 14th, 2009, 08:00 PM
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Re: Pruning a Weeping Santa Rosa Plum

It was planted 2 years ago and appears to have a vase shape. A central leader could be forced but a vase would be easiest. Thanks
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Old September 15th, 2009, 08:13 AM
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Re: Pruning a Weeping Santa Rosa Plum

Are the branches pendulous?
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Old September 15th, 2009, 08:19 AM
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Re: Pruning a Weeping Santa Rosa Plum

There are four sturdy branches to form a skeleton. Off of one there is a water sprout sticking straight up which could become a central leader. Off of the skeletal branches there are some branches which hang down somewhate but non that droop to the ground.
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Old September 15th, 2009, 09:15 AM
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Re: Pruning a Weeping Santa Rosa Plum

Identification suspect.
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