Article Summary X To prune a fig tree for the first time.
Oct 27, Bob Duncan of Fruit Trees and More on Vancouver Island posted a nice video for prunning figs in a cool climate. I'd also try Desert King, easy and delicious. sempervirens May 04, Fig trees and other plants prone to bleeding, like acers and laburnum, should be pruned in winter to stop sap bleeding from the wounds.
Now I feel confident that I can prune it safely based on this article's directives and not fear I will have irreparably damaged it.
Pruning a fig tree at the wrong time, during spring for example, can cause them to bleed profusely. This loss of sap can weaken the plant and in extreme cases may cause treegrinding.bar: BBC Gardeners' World Magazine. Nov 09, Lilac trees, too, are sometimes reluctant to produce buds after pruning. If they need to be trimmed, next spring, after the lilac finishes flowering, selectively prune half the plant.