Fig. 19. How To Prune Dwarf Hybrid Perpetuals

Fig. 19. How To Prune Dwarf Hybrid Perpetuals

A, two years old tree: a, point of first pruning to five buds, resulting in five growths and a sixth from an underground bud; b, June flowering shoots; c, autumn flowering shoots; d, spring growths; e, points of spring pruning; f, leading growth to be shortened at discretion.

B, three years old tree: g, very weak shoots shortened to one bud; h, weak shoots to two buds; i, fairly strong shoots to three buds; j, very strong shoots to four buds.

For further particulars see the chapter on Pruning.