Pruning a Blue Atlas Cedar

(Lloyd Christiansen) #1

What is the best way and time to prune a Blue Atlas Cedar for ramification? Mine has produced single elongating branches from single branches as pictured below:

Also, advice on fertilization regimen would be helpful.

Thank you,


(Jonas Dupuich) #2

With the handful of cedars I’ve worked with, I’ve pruned them back to the desired silhouette which forced interior buds. I’ve pruned in later winter/early spring as well as fall. Now would be another time for pruning.

As for feeding, I’ve fed moderately throughout the growing season.