Pruning dwarf jade

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Spring is always good.
But if your jades are actively growing, maintenance pruning is fine.
 

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I've pruned mine in the winter. They bounce back slower than the summer when they're outside, but do fine.
 
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Here are the two I'm looking to work on. What do you suggest?
 

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I’d just prune to shape for now.
For example:9538C3E7-602A-4AA6-9E34-96B81CE7AA9C.jpeg
Maybe leaving those low branches for now In hopes that pruning the top redirects some foliage closer to the trunk on them.
 

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Did some pruning last week on a jade forest that has run wild.

I like it a lot. But: is the one on the left the same species? This one looks like Portulacaria, whereas the others look like Crassula.

For example:

To me, this one looks like Portulacaria afra. It's similar, but different from Crassula ovata.

Though the two species are closely related, they don't require the same cultivation.

That's why I always prefer to mention the scientific name (also) rather than just say "Jade tree". Not to mention "cypress" which can refer to many different species in vernacular American English, most of the time NOT cypress...

A "bald cypress" I photographed a couple of hours ago (actually, a Taxodium distichum) :

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... does that look like a "cypress" ?

One of my "Jade", Crassula ovata, before spring trimming :

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I like it a lot. But: is the one on the left the same species? This one looks like Portulacaria, whereas the others look like Crassula.

Yes indeed. There are a few in there. This has become more of a farm than a jade forest😊.

To me, this one looks like Portulacaria afra. It's similar, but different from Crassula ovata.

Though the two species are closely related, they don't require the same cultivation.

That's why I always prefer to mention the scientific name (also) rather than just say "Jade tree". Not to mention "cypress" which can refer to many different species in vernacular American English, most of the time NOT cypress...

A "bald cypress" I photographed a couple of hours ago (actually, a Taxodium distichum) :

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... does that look like a "cypress" ?

One of my "Jade", Crassula ovata, before spring trimming :

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This is very nice! Thanks for sharing!
 

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