Pruning Pomegranate Trees

Pruning Pomegranate Trees

If you have several pomegranate trees planted in your garden, you may notice that these bushy plants need a lot of pruning work. If you leave them unattended, they are likely to grow into a bush instead of a tree. Frequent pruning enable the tree to be healthier and thus increase the fruit production in harvesting season. Also, well-pruned foliage will present its aesthetic values and enhance the overall beauty of your home garden.

The best time to prune a pomegranate tree is in spring before the start of the growing process in a year. There will no leaves at this moment, and it is easier for you to do the pruning job. The first job you need to do is to identify the main trunk. You need to differentiate the common branches with the main trunk. You also need to identify the branches which need to be removed. You can ask some professional gardeners for help if you are not sure about this.

Then you can continue your work by removing some dead or ill branches away. Some broken branches are also need to be trimmed off. You should remove all suckers at the bottom of the tree. You should pay attention to any suckers emerging during the growing season, and trim them away as quickly as possible. You should cut them properly using some special tools. You need to prune all side branches growing under the canopy of the tree. It is nothing about the health, but the overall landscaping appearance.

Image provided By Azaz.sayyad (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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