Keeping nut trees in small yards and heavy pruning
Gday , I am very interested to know about peoples experiences with planting any particular nut trees in small yards. Have you had any problems about keeping these trees pruned small (say up to 2-3 meters high) even though they want to grow very large?
Also have you ever killed a nut tree because of too heavy pruning?
All of my almond and hazelnut trees are small, lower canopy nearly a shrub small. You should have no problems growing some in a small area.
I stopped pruning most of my trees. Only trees that have been on the property prior to me that have already been pruned are the ones I continue to prune.
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Ok Thanks, thats good to know, I appreciate your response, as you were the only one,thanks heaps.I have never grown nut trees personally in the ground, I have an almond and hazelnut in pots for now for the past year, even though I dont think nut trees like being potted to much.
As all I know, recently an article said that if you don't prune the lower branches of a hazelnut tree, they will stay in a shrub like shape and not get to tall, which is a good thing to know for the urban gardener. So I was glad to find that out.
So do you know from your experience of pruning certain nut trees, how do they respond to overall yield compared to trees that are not pruned you have? and do their roots get very large while they are still being top pruned?
I will be giving my pecan a big haircut when it takes off.
I dont know how it will go but I will keep people updated.
I have 2 macadamias and a pecan on a small block.
So far they are being bonzaied naturally by rocky soil, which is good.
Macs are 10 years old and one is still chest high and the other is a little over my head.
Pecan is 6 or 7 and only chest high.
Long term I will got ninja with the lopping saw if the need arises.
If they survive great if not I have learned something new and will share my experience.
have you got any nuts yet on the trees?.cheers.
and good luck with it all.