Growing out after severe pruning
I'm a rank beginner. Three weeks ago I removed about 80% of the branches and leaves on my Ficus retusa. Now I am getting a lot of breaks. Do you advise leaving alone the ones I don't intend to keep, in order to strengthen the plant? If so, for how long?
Or should I remove them now in order to channel growth to other places? There is an area where I want growth to create a blobby apex, but it is the oldest and woodiest part. Breaks there were the last to form and are few.