The aim is to create an open, goblet shape.
Dwarf plum trees require the same type of pruning as standard plum trees although they reach smaller mature sizes. 1 Cut the tip of a plum tree whip to 30 inches in winter of the first year after.
Jun 08, Young plum trees (up to three years old) are best lightly pruned in spring. The most popular way to prune is to create a ‘bush’ shape with an open centre – like a goblet or wine glass. This means that light, air and sun can get to the developing fruits.
Prune when the buds are just bursting, or when the tree.