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By Dotty42

County Durham, United Kingdom Gb

Can anyone offer any advice here? I pruned my flowering crab apple tree (quite drastically!!) last September/October time and it's not yet showing any signs of new growth or buds. I'm not sure if it's just gone into shock or if I've killed it! Has anyone else got one and has it got any new growth on it yet?



Pruning of these should be done in midwinter when the plant is dormant, and then usually only to remove dead wood, though a light trim back after flowering can also be carried out. Malus usually flowers in late spring - as we're four weeks behind this year, we're not yet there, so hopefully, your tree will eventually come into leaf, if not flower (there may be none this year if you pruned it hard).

2 Apr, 2010


Thank you. I will keep my fingers crossed that it will come into leaf.

3 Apr, 2010

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