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Sep 23, After pruning, the tree may respond with a profusion of vigorous, but structurally weak vertical"water shoots". If you'd still like to try pruning your 'Twisty Baby', wait until mid-winter when sap flow is at its lowest; cut the branches back by no more than one-third; then remove any dead, diseased, or misplaced branches.
If your timing is right and the cuts are small, your Robina should recover. Aug 02, Be sure to cut all the way back to where there seems to be the normal"twisty" growth that the cultivar is known for. If you only cut back a straight branch by half, the new growth that ensues will like be straight as well. When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the losers.
- Socrates. Jul 31, I have never seen a twisted black locust cultivar, but you can prune it any time. do not take more than 1/3 of the limbs off at one time and make your pruning cuts just outside the branch collar. do not flush cut and do not leave stubs. you can get pamphlets from your extension agents or university on how to prune correctly. john. May 06, A tough tree this locust might be, but it is still susceptible to a number of pests such as locust borers and leaf miners.
Twisty Baby locust can become a bit unkempt looking at times. Prune the tree annually in late summer to shape the tree and encourage the contorted treedelimbing.barted Reading Time: 2 mins. Prune back annually to encourage contorted growth. Regular water needs once established. Botanical Name: Robinia pseudoacacia 'Twisty Baby'. Common Name: Dwarf Contorted Black Locust. Exposure: Full. Put on heavy gloves and safety glasses before pruning the locust tree. Also wear boots, long sleeves and long pants to protect yourself from the tree's sharp thorns, and errant twigs and branches.
Sep 21, Normally, this tree requires very little pruning. However, low branches should be pruned if they interfere with a walkway or if they get too close to a building (where they might damage the building). Dead or dried-out branches should be pruned to maintain the health of the tree, and diseased branches should be removed immediately.