Pyrus salicifolia, managing the tree crown

Pyrus salicifolia gets incredibly dense year after year to the point of becoming an impenetrable obstacle in a garden.

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The rigid and prickly crown must be thinned out every 2 or 3 years in the winter, in order to keep this beautiful small tree as a lovely focal point.

DSCN1941 Crossing, rubbing, upwards branches must be removed. Any cut must be carried out at a leaf bud facing downwards to encourage a new weeping branch.

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