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How well does the Korean Pine respond to trimming?

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I bought a specimen in November 2006. For 3 years I have brought it indoors at Xmas . It is still less than 5' high. Could I leave it potbound for 1 last Xmas...if so is it ok to lightly trim some of the branches to maintain its shape....and allow me to get it through the door!?

On plant Abies koreana



Hi Jibbyski You can trim back quite safely to where there is a bud showing, note the direction in which it is pointing so help to keep shapely tree. I have grown one of these for about many years as a single tree in a pot. and have several about 4ft. high still in a 10 litre pot. The leading shoot stays short if tree is confined to a pot, repotting makes for a tall leader that sometimes looks strange if the tree has grown slowly.

24 Jan, 2009


Ah, now that explains why my Abies has a really long leader since I repotted it! Thanks Poaannua! Will the rest of the plant catch up eventually?

13 Dec, 2011

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