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Kensington pride prune

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Bozzy1 starts with ...
Hi, I have a young Kensington mango tree, in a pot, that is 2.5m tall. it only has one small branch and is 1.9m up the trunk. I would like to prune this tree as short as possible so it will gain trunk strength and hopefully branch out also. Please may I have some advice on where and when I can cut. I live south of perth wa.
Thanks, Bozzy
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ARMADALE,6112,WA
9th May 2018 1:07pm
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David01 says...
Hi Bozzy1,

I guess your mango is a seedling. Cut it at 1m tall to get 3-4 branches in a few months then cut it again to create a big bushes. See the attached link from Dr. Richard J. Campbell for more info. Cheers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlhF-YphevA

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CRAIGIEBURN,3064,VIC
9th May 2018 5:24pm
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Original Post was last edited: 9th May 2018 5:29pm
Fruitylicious1 says...
Hi Bozzy

You have to prune your mango tree 2-3 feet above the ground to encourage lateral branching and control growth. The best time to do the trimming is during late winter or early spring. After the new flushes of growth you can select 3-4 main scaffolds that will be your main fruiting branches. And when these new scaffold reaches 20 inches you can trim them again to create more lateral fruiting branches and so on.

Happy Gardening :-)
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Markmelb says...
Thats a Bowen Seedling - cut it at 60cm and wait for summer and try and get 3 or 4 branches shooting?
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9th May 2018 7:43pm
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Mango Mike says...
You usually prune after all fruit have been removed...... Although most mango growth has finished in the Eastern States you should still be able to prune. Where you cut off just ensure who cover the cut with a water based paint. You will most probably now get growth in Spring where either 3 or 4 shoots will develop....
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Waterfall says...
I cut mine very low to the ground and it has now grown with a very compact and bushy shape.
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Bozzy1 says...
Thank you for the feedback, the information has been incredibly helpful. I look farward to trimming my plant and watching it thrive
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