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prune

(prūn),
The dried ripe fruit of Prunus domestica (family Rosaceae), a tree cultivated in warm, temperate regions; a food with laxative properties.

prune

(proon) [L. pruna]
A dried plum, rich in carbohydrate, potassium, and iron, that contains dihydroxyphenyl isatin, a laxative. Regular consumption may lead to dependence on its laxative properties.
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Fruit removal treatments were incorporated into the trial to assess the impact of crop load on vegetative growth, to see whether trees 'stall out' if they are not pruned.
Late summer and autumn flowering shrubs which flower on the current season's growth should be pruned in spring to encourage growth that will flower later that year.
Rose connoisseur Edward Enfield, father of comedian Harry Enfield and former member of the Royal National Rose Society, once told me of an experiment in which one group of rose bushes was pruned lightly, another group heavily and a third hacked with a hedge cutter - and those hacked off with the hedge cutter were found to have done the best.
Strong, healthy shoots are then pruned to between three and five buds from the base - two for show roses - and always to an outward facing bud, the aim being to create five stems on each bush.
Wisteria is traditionally pruned twice a year - now and in late summer.
If trees are not pruned this time, they are bound to snap, as they do, during monsoons and windy seasons causing electrocution and damage to our property," Rajiv Kakria, president of Greater Kailash RWA, said.
Tea plants are pruned to obtain a given table form and height, to eliminate unnecessary and diseased branches, to rejuvenate the tea plants, and to obtain healthier and better quality tea plants [15].
Group 1 clematis, which flower in spring, bloom on stems that grew the previous year and are generally pruned after flowering.
Other plants which can be pruned in early spring include euphorbia, lavandula, passiflora and roses, although early pruning of bush roses (before you are confident that spring has arrived) is risky in cold northern gardens.
Spring and early summerflowering deciduous shrubs should be pruned as soon as flowering is finished, by removing diseased or thin shoots, then cutting all the branches that flowered to within a few buds of the base and leaving the new shoots to flower next year.
You might be pruning them inappropriately as they flower on last year's shoots and should only be pruned after flowering.