Thanks - ill be patient with it
Yep, Just ignore it for a while
artisanoo wrote:if it bounces back, hopefully in the next few weeks, ill try and post some pictures for ideas of what branches to keep etc..
(or is it smarter to just let it grow for a while with no pruning, to regain strength?)
Just see how it goes [grows], If it seems to be struggling/lagging then just let it be, If it is growing explosively
I would just keep what you want [For design purposes].
If it is struggling you will want to retain as much foliage as possible to help it rebuild strength = No pruning.
If it seems good to go...The idea is to grow out the branchesyou intend to keep [And a new leader] until they are the diameter you want [It does not matter what length they end up being
as you will be cutting them back later. Yes, It will look very
goofy for a while but the benefits are to be seen later down the timeline.]
Essentially you repeat this process to induce trunk taper and ramification [Both are challenging with Scheffs] Lather, Rinse, Repeat...
Good strong light will help immensely in keeping your internodes short [The distance between the leaf nodes] as well as helping your foliage to remain compact.