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Does a guava tree branch on its own, or do I top it?

Posted by wardog25 9b (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 28, 13 at 14:16

My guava tree is growing tall and straight and hasn't had a branch in a long time. (has a few lower down).

Over 5 feet tall now. I'm wondering if I need to top it to make it branch or if it eventually will on its own.

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RE: Does a guava tree branch on its own, or do I top it?

My guava trees tend to branch quite a bit. I usually cut mine down to about 3 feet in the late winter or early spring when new growth is flushing. I also remove all of the small branches leaving about 10 main branches. The trees look pathetic after I am done.

They always respond well to the pruning, leafing out and fruiting heavily. Here is a 3 or 4 year old tree I cut back to three feet about 6 months ago. It is now about 7 or 8 feet in the photo.

This post was edited by econ0003 on Sat, Sep 28, 13 at 16:09

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