Pruning Advice for Uncarina Roeoesliana

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Pruning Advice for Uncarina Roeoesliana

Post by Raj » Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:25 pm

Greetings
I'm looking for some advice on whether to prune my 5 year old uncarina. Will I spoil it if I take the three legs back to 6 inches from the base? I'd like to think it would bush out - or should I let it continue growing apace?
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Re: Pruning Advice for Uncarina Roeoesliana

Post by TS Hakansson » Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:13 pm

You might prune it harder than that, it will grow more stems than before even if may take some time. Keep it cool in winter, around 10-15C. In the end it will make a nice kind of bonsai.
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Re: Pruning Advice for Uncarina Roeoesliana

Post by Raj » Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:49 pm

Thanks TS - I'll try that. Do you think there's any chance that the discarded stems could be persuaded to root?
Believe me it's not a problem keeping it cool in winter ... Manchester
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Re: Pruning Advice for Uncarina Roeoesliana

Post by Aiko » Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:01 pm

TS Hakansson wrote:Keep it cool in winter, around 10-15C.
You find this a cool temperature? And you are from Sweden, even!
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Re: Pruning Advice for Uncarina Roeoesliana

Post by TS Hakansson » Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:59 pm

Well,I said cool not cold....
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Re: Pruning Advice for Uncarina Roeoesliana

Post by Raj » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:40 pm

Hello
As it is around a year since my original posting I thought I'd post an update. Here's the Uncarina around 3 months after the Spring haircut. I'm happy with the result so thanks for the advice.
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Re: Pruning Advice for Uncarina Roeoesliana

Post by ralphrmartin » Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:01 pm

Well done. Did the branches root?
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Re: Pruning Advice for Uncarina Roeoesliana

Post by Liz M » Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:11 pm

That looks as if it has developed into a well-shaped plant. I, too would be interested whether you got the branches to root. What did you do to try to root them?
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Re: Pruning Advice for Uncarina Roeoesliana

Post by Raj » Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:16 pm

Hi Ralph
I didn't try in the end - I should have as I'd be interested to see if it would have developed like the main plant or remained branch-like.
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Re: Pruning Advice for Uncarina Roeoesliana

Post by Tina » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:16 pm

That looks really nice now- you must be pleased, I may be tempted to get one again.
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