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Pruning Pometia Pinnata (Fijian Longan)
« on: January 12, 2018, 03:47:29 PM »
Greetings,
Do you have some experience with pruning Pometia Pinnata, in order to keep this large tree, between 3 to 5 meters. I would love to control and keep  the height of the tree low.

Does anyone have experience with pruning this tree?

Ps: Happy New Year
Yohann

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Re: Pruning Pometia Pinnata (Fijian Longan)
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 10:45:31 PM »
They are very tall and fairly narrow crowned trees with soft brittle wood. They snap off in strong winds like from cyclones and become shorter and bushier trees. I have seen them sawn off and re-sprout to form a shorter and broader tree. I doubt you have to be overly careful

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Re: Pruning Pometia Pinnata (Fijian Longan)
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 11:57:19 PM »
Do you know if they have buttress roots, I mean the large hig ones who goes through the surface, I'm going planning to plant it near a small pool....
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Re: Pruning Pometia Pinnata (Fijian Longan)
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2018, 03:38:06 AM »
Trunks are a little fluted but not buttressed. They get very big still and have extensive and shallow root systems,

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Re: Pruning Pometia Pinnata (Fijian Longan)
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2018, 04:24:56 AM »
Be careful not plant it near any concrete walls or pavement.from my observation it has destructive roots

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Re: Pruning Pometia Pinnata (Fijian Longan)
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2018, 06:14:36 AM »
They are very tall and fairly narrow crowned trees with soft brittle wood. They snap off in strong winds like from cyclones and become shorter and bushier trees. I have seen them sawn off and re-sprout to form a shorter and broader tree. I doubt you have to be overly careful

by any chance did you see them fruiting when they became shorter ?
« Last Edit: January 13, 2018, 06:22:53 AM by Reafs »
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Re: Pruning Pometia Pinnata (Fijian Longan)
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2018, 06:25:49 AM »
I found this pdf talking about pruning...
http://www.tropicalfruits.com.my/pdf/Fijian-Longan-k-flower.pdf

"Older trees have a moderately good self-pruning ability while young trees grow low branches. Regular cutting back seems to encourage subsequent fruiting. Trees for fruit production can be topped to keep them shorter and more spreading. Trees grow rapidly, 1-2m/year."
« Last Edit: January 13, 2018, 03:42:12 PM by Reafs »
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Re: Pruning Pometia Pinnata (Fijian Longan)
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2018, 09:48:52 AM »
I found this video https://youtu.be/nY9btldqv5s

Prunning should be very effective
Yohann

 

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