Ficus: Multi-Stemmed to Standard
I know this is not the proper time to undertake any major pruning but I wanted to see which route I should go this summer in pruning my Ficus Lyrata.
I currently have a 5 stemmed Ficus Lyrata, about 5 ft tall today. It's been summering outside every summer since I got it and is doing incredibly well. My question is how best to turn this into a single stemmed "Standard" Lyrata. Would it be best to totally unpot and cut away all stems/root sections that I want to discard leaving only one or could I simply just cut 4 stems down to the soil level without repotting?
With five FULL stems of leaves it's just too wide and I would love to have a single stem with a more formal appearance.
Thanks for your help