Pyrus salicifolia, managing the tree crown

23rd January 2016

Pyrus salicifolia gets incredibly dense year after year to the point of becoming an impenetrable obstacle in a garden.

The rigid and prickly crown must be thinned out every 2 or 3 years in the winter, in order to keep this beautiful small tree as a lovely focal point.

Crossing, rubbing, upwards branches must be removed. Any cut must be carried out at a leaf bud facing downwards to encourage a new weeping branch.