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} You may prune these branches back to a strongly upward growing side branch closer to the trunk. Or, you may decide to remove the branches entirely back at their point of origin. The time to do this is late February or March after the coldest part of the winter is treehauling.clubted Reading Time: 2 mins. Nov 09, Prune small branches at any time to keep the tree neat. It’s okay to prune these branches throughout the year, including during the winter. If any small branches are growing out of place or looking dry, then clip them off as soon as you see them.
Don’t cut any branches larger than 1 ⁄ 2 in ( cm) in diameter in the winter to avoid damaging the tree%(4). Sep 21, Trim the tree to a height at which you can easily harvest. Unreachable satsumas rot on the tree, attract pests, and eventually drop off the tree in a mushy, rotten mess.
If the trunk of the tree is too thick to cut through with gardening shears, use a hacksaw to cut the top of the trunk off. The best time to prune your satsuma tree is early in the spring once the last chance of frost has passed. 1 Cut off any shoots that grow from the trunk of the tree below the graft.
2. How to Prune a Satsuma Tree. Satsuma is a form of mandarin orange tree first reported in Japan and China over years ago. First introduced to the United States insatsuma mandarin orange trees have become intensely popular for the delicious, seedless and easy-to-peel oranges they treehauling.clubted Reading Time: 3 mins.
The trees are suitable for growing in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant zones 8 to 11 provided they are protected during occasional freezing weather. Like other citrus, very little pruning is. It shows them pruning their Satsuma trees in early April. But, it doesn't cover the criteria they're using for their pruning efforts.
Looks Columbia MO they're trimming some but not all of the new shoots, but don't explain which ones and why?