I was rather excited to recieve a small loquat tree for christmas this year. A week and a half later, I am still trying to figure out what to do with it. The tree is about 6' tall right now and consists of one central stalk (trunk?) with a single lateral branch about a foot from the top. This branch is actually taller than the central stalk by a good 6 inches. I am happy with the tree's height, but I would like to see it a little bushier (more room for tasty loquat fruit!). I'm thinking I need to prune it, but I'm not sure where to cut. Also, it must be repotted. The container holding it seems to have more root than dirt. So - should I repot and then wait a little while before pruning? Where/how should I prune? Do I cut off one of the two branches or just cut off the tips of each branch? Finally - since I am looking for more growth should I move up to a significantly larger pot or will this just make my plant taller?
Thanks for any and all advice anyone can give me on this.