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1 yr old poinciana

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Margot starts with ...
My poinciana, purchased from you 18 mths ago, is very healthy, 4 metres high but no sign of branching. I want it to branch and want to know what to do and when to do it. Obviously I cut the leader out but at what height.
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Fruitylicious1 says...
Hi Margot

Try nicking some bark just above a few nodes around the trunk to force the dormant buds to open. Do it late winter for spring growth. Worked for me all the time. I've uploaded some work that I did to my trees.

Happy gardening :-)
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Margot says...
Thanks for that Fruitylicious1, I will do that in August. Should I cut the main growing stem off at the same time?
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Fruitylicious1 says...
It's also a good idea to prune the leader to curtail it's apical dominance and divert the growth toward the sides. Yes, prune same time with the nicking/notching operation.

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