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Post  moyogijohn on Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:34 pm

My tree is inside for the winter..it is putting out long shuts of new growth.. should i trim them back or let them grow till spring??? thanks take care john

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Post  EdMerc on Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:37 pm

That all depends on what you are trying to achieve.

If your question is, "is there anything wrong with trimming my plant now", then the answer is no, there isn't. However, every bonsai should be allowed periods of unrestricted growth. It's good for the tree. It helps put size on a little more quickly.

I never trim mine over winter. In spring they'll get whatever hard pruning they need. Then it's refining for the rest of the year.

Hope this helps..
Ed

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Post  moyogijohn on Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:18 pm

Thank you ED,,,I think i will leave it till spring.. trim it then and have some stouter branches..thanks take care john

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Post  drgonzo on Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:08 pm

the only reason I trim mine is to keep the first few internodes of new growth from lengthening out of control as the rest of the new extension reaches for the week winter sun. I kind of keep it "end pinched" if you will.

-Jay

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Post  moyogijohn on Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:32 pm

Thank you JAY ,, The shoots are getting long with it sitting in the window..it gets all the sun i can give it..thanks take care john

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