How To Prune A Pomegranate

Q: I planted a pomegranate ten years ago. I have read that it should be pruned a specific way if it gets too big. 

A: I don’t think there is a “specific” way to prune; it just depends on what you want. A pomegranate can be pruned to be a tree or a shrub. Most gardeners prefer the shrub form. If that’s what you want, follow these tips: After removing dead branches, take out a few living interior limbs so light can penetrate to the middle of the plant. If one stem towers over the rest, cut it in half to encourage new growth at that point.

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