Hi everyone, we live in CT and have a royal empress tree that we planted last year. It was a 2 foot twig when we planted it and it grew leaves and branches but then the branches fell off in the fall. I have read articles on other websites where people have taken a saw and cut the 'twig' to the ground before bloom time. People have said that the tree grew 15 feet that season after cutting it to the ground. I want to know if I should do the same to my tree.
I would greatly appreciate any comments/suggestions,