Pruning

  • Avocado Growing: Nutritious, Delicious, and in the News

    Nearly everyone loves avocados. They can be eaten as dip, added to a sandwich, substituted for mayonnaise, or simply cut in half and eaten with a spoon. They are high in fat, but it is…

  • Late Summer and Early Autumn Feature Tree Maintenance Activities

    Even without access to a calendar, an experienced gardener can pinpoint the moment when summer begins to wind down into early autumn. Different feature trees will respond in their own unique ways. The texture of…

  • 5 Things You Need to Know Before Pruning a Fruit Tree

    Pruning a fruit tree not only keeps it looking neat, but it can also make that tree much more productive. Of course, get things wrong and that pruning session could spell disaster for your fruit…

  • WATCH: 20 years of growth in a Dragon Tree

    The dragon tree will grow its trunk first, it will flare out the middle, then it starts to form its next set of branching. From where it initially starts to branch…

  • WATCH: How long it takes for Dragon Tree to grow

    The leaf structure will come out in the initial year and then you’ll start to see some trunk starting to form on these little branches.

  • WATCH: Trimming a Dragon Tree

    Where the green reads the brown on the leaf right there on the dragon tree. As you can see just here, that’s where we cut them.

  • WATCH: How to trim a Dragon Tree

    We get clients that ring up asking about stripping the leaves off. What happens is with the dragon tree, guys, if you do strip the leaves off…

  • WATCH: Dragon Tree flowering process

    Once it’s flowered, the dragon tree will not feed the original leaves. It stops feeding those leaves and it starts to focus on the small branches coming through on the sides.

  • WATCH: When will my dragon tree flower?

    I often get a phone call to say, “Okay, when’s my dragon tree going to flower?” Or, “When are the branches going to start coming out?”

  • Pruning Tahitian Lime Trees

    Tahitian lime trees do not require pruning to grow to a healthy size. However, you might want to prune your lime tree to help keep it to a manageable size, to promote admission of sunlight,…

  • How and When to Prune an Olive Tree

    Olive trees are native to the Mediterranean area, but are grown around the world. There are a variety of reasons to grow olive trees ranging from maintaining orchards to obtain the fruits to even growing…

  • Pruning a Queensland Bottle Tree

    A Queensland bottle tree (which should not be confused with a bottlebrush shrub) does not need trimmed at all if it is in a situation where it has plenty of growing room. Ideally, the bottle…

  • How and When to Prune a Glauca Grass Tree

    There are three schools of thought on pruning a glauca grass tree. The first is that they do not need to be pruned. The second is that all dead, brown growth should be trimmed away…