Plan to prune the French lilac in the spring when it finishes flowering.
Can I prune it hard now, in July?
Mar 29, It doesn’t take long to notice pruned trees in France. It seems they are on a regular schedule of trimming, to control shape and growth habit I assume. In the leafless wintertime, as it is now, the trimmed trees look especially odd, as the repeated trimmings over the years have produced these bulky rounded boles on every stumpdelimbing.barted Reading Time: 2 mins. Fruit Prune French Improved French Improved Prune. Deciduous tree.
California's commercial prune. Reddish-purple skin, dark amber flesh.
Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs.
Very sweet, high quality fruit-dessert/can/dry. hours. Self-fruitful. Regular water needs once established.
Botanical Name: Fruit Prune French Improved; Common Name: French Improved Prune; Exposure: Full Sun. Prune any branches that rub, cross over another branch or interfere with the overall shape of the French lilac. Use pruning shears for branches with a diameter under ¾ inch and lopping shears on. Jun 03, La taille is what French women are best at (the word means waistline as well as pruning), and the same is true of French gardeners – although the French Author: Mary Keen.
Today the French prune plum tree are sought by connoisseurs around the world. The French prune is very sweet, rich flavor with tender, fine-textured flesh. Medium-sized prune plum of red to violet purple skin over amber flesh. Delicious for eating fresh, baking, chutneys, and drying. Long-lived and self-fertile.