05 September 2015

Cornus mas No.3

Tree was cut back in late July as you can find in previous post here. I was hoping for new flush of growth and here it is. New shots are about 10 cm long already. Good base to increase ramification. New growth is fragile and gentle yet and I can damage it wiring it now but I will wire it bit later. 




Older foliage is getting autumn color slowly. 

Cornus has tendency to shoot four shots from same place, it has to be removed and only two in good position remain. If kept like this it will get so ugly you will have to remove it completely. When shots mature a bit I will cut stomp from original branch. I have super small concave cutter for such jobs, I love this tool and use it often for this kind of jobs.