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Post  moyogijohn on Wed May 08, 2013 12:55 am

The tree i got in tennessee flowered good.. flowers before leaves.. the leaves came on they are huge !! can i reduce the size ??? they are almost big as my hand.. thanks john

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Post  JimLewis on Wed May 08, 2013 12:40 pm

can i reduce the size

Maybe. Lots of sunlight, and time in pot (in terms of years and rootbound-ness) are key. When it is mature, defoliation MAY help. Do not overfertilize.

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Post  moyogijohn on Wed May 08, 2013 3:57 pm

Thank you Jim,, the tree is healthy so when could i de foliate this thing to get smaller leaves ??? The flowers were pretty bare branched.. Thanks John

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Post  moyogijohn on Thu May 09, 2013 2:00 am

Please,,,I need to know if i can leaf prune the tree now ?? Thanks john

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Post  JimLewis on Thu May 09, 2013 7:11 pm

I've been away, John. Patience. It's very hard to advise without a picture, but if the tree is healthy, I suppose you could defoliate. It may be safer to just remove the largest leaves. I have never done one of these and do not know how they will react to total defoliation.

Whatever you do, remember you defoliate by cutting the leaves off (leaving some petiole) and NOT by ulling them off.

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Post  moyogijohn on Fri May 10, 2013 12:35 am

Thank you so much Jim,,, The plant is healthy,, putting out new buds at every leaf top... sorry for no pictures posted but i got my daughter to post it when i bought the bush... take care thanks john

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