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Crassula Pruning

Post  chadley999 on Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:07 pm

This is my tree



This is the branch thats coming off



Should i wait until the tree goes outdoors before pruning it or should I just go for it now? I did get some sunburn on another crassula last summer when it went outdoors

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Re: Crassula Pruning

Post  Precarious on Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:16 pm

When you say that branch is coming off, do you mean a cut where the red line is, or the whole branch is coming off? I can't exactly tell from that view, but it appears to come off the trunk right where the main right branch originates. if so, I think I would remove the branch entirely to prevent reverse taper.

As to sunburn, my crassula get placed to go into shade by early afternoon and I've never had that problem. However, that's probably a separate concern from pruning. There shouldn't be any problem with pruning now.

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Re: Crassula Pruning

Post  chadley999 on Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:57 am

Yes the plan was to cut off at that red line and hopefully get 2 new buds to extend. I wanted something to frame between the two large branches on either side. I see what you mean about the reverse taper, but i think ill still try it and just keep and eye on it

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Re: Crassula Pruning

Post  Andre Beaurain on Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:58 pm

Put it outside, it will grow quicker in full sun.

You can put a little piece of shade cloth over it, during the hottest hours of the day and gradually make it use to the sun.

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Re: Crassula Pruning

Post  Andrew Legg on Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:42 pm

It's a South African dessert tree and you are worrying about sunburn in Canada!!!! Wow. That said, always good to give a tree a gradual move into sun. As Andre says, it should be fine in full sun.

Andrew

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Re: Crassula Pruning

Post  Precarious on Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:45 pm

Now I'm hungry for SA dessert! cyclops

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Re: Crassula Pruning

Post  Andrew Legg on Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:11 am

Well,

The 4th African Bonsai Convention is happening in Cape Town in October . . . . . . so, now you have an excuse!

Cheers,

Andrew

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Re: Crassula Pruning

Post  chadley999 on Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:13 pm

Haha only got sunburn the first day it went outside. No need for shade cloth, the clouds work just fine... That said I could certainly go for a bit of desert weather right about now.

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