Can I trim bradford pear tree now?
When can I trim bradford pear tree? I'd like to do it now that all the leaves have fallen off and the branches are exposed.
Will the tree be ok if trimmed now. I am in Texas, if that make a difference.
- OfficeMomLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
Late winter, before they bloom, cut off anything that goes against the profile: any branches that cross the canopy or shoot off to one side, one of any two that rub each other, and balance the base so the upside down ice cream cone shape is effective all the way around the lowest branches.
***double check with a garden shoppe in your area...I live in the mid-Atlantic state of Virginia and this is when they recommend here.
- GailLv 44 years ago
No regular grass will grow in heavy shade. You may try mondo grass, asian jasmine, or some other shade loving plant. You can try what I do and just put mulch under the tree. It will help the tree and saves you from having to mow under the tree.
- 1 decade ago
most trees should not be trimmed till winter,usually mid Janurary
- mooseLv 61 decade ago
yes this is the perfect time to do it.and next spring your pear tree will be beautiful
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- T CLv 61 decade ago
yes, now is the perfect time. It will have pleanty of time to heal before the insects are active again.
- ibeboatinLv 51 decade ago
Yes, best time., other than after flowering.