carving pyracantha?

will0911

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I have this pyracantha slant style and as I know it lacks taper and was wondering if anyone knew if they take well to carving? Or if there was anything I could do besides chopping it to help taper? I guess I could grow sacrifice branches. Anyway what would you do?

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Will B.
 

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You pretty much have to grow taper on firethorn. Once you have a trunk like this, there is very little you can do to induce taper after the fact -- even if you allow the lower branches to grow to be 6 feet long.

It takes a ruthless series of trunk chops and a very long healing period for the chop scars to get even fair taper.
 

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bummer...well good thing im 24 cause i guess its gonna need alot of time.
 

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