How to Prune Pomegranate Trees

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You'll want to prune pomegranate trees to get them to grow nice and bushy, or even to grow like a standard tree if you wish. Prune your pomegranate trees with tips from an expert gardener in this free video on fruit trees.

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Hi, I'm Jene with Jene's Tropicals in St. Petersburg, Florida. Today, I'm going to demonstrate how to prune a pomegranate tree. You'll just need a few basic materials such as a pair of sharp pruners, a bottle of alcohol or Hydrogen Peroxide or a diluted bleach. This insures that the pruners are bacteria free and then also you may need a stake with tie tape if you need to stake up any of the branches. Examine the tree and trim any decaying or dead wood. Next if you have any branches that are crossing you want to prune them. Basically you want your tree to grow or tree or bush. This one is shaped like a bush. You want it to grow outward like an umbrella. We'll just tip some of these smaller branches. You want to come in at an angle. It's a great idea to get as much growth on the tips as possible. And basically this tree is just coming out of dormancy. This is a Vietnamese pink pomegranate and I'm going to tip these. I would prune the tree probably once every one to two years. It really doesn't need like continual pruning like some trees. Pomegranates really want to grow nice and bushy but it is possible to grow them like a standard tree if you choose to. You don't have to. I'm Jene. Have a wonderful day.

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