Tip-pruning

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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Tip-pruning can be described as pinching to remove a growing tip and can be used to encourage branching.

    Question: What is the maximum length of stem that can be removed for it to be considered as tip-pruning and to generate the same effect as removing just the small bit at the end? Reason for the question? Sometimes, due to oversight or neglect, a stem is allowed to grow longer than desired before being pruned.
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Rather than its length perhaps the stem's age would be a better guide: If it has not hardened and is still actively developing, then it can be effectively tip-pruned.
     

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