2 1/4" finishes to 1 gallon in 18-20 weeks, 1 gallon shifts to 2-3 gallon in 18-24 weeks
Trim in early spring, just before bud break. Allow to grow out and trim once or twice more through the season.
Avoid cutting into thick stems; prune to shape only.
Yellowing on leaf margin may indicate a micronutrient deficiency; use fertilizers that contain micronutrients to avoid.
Spider mites, scale, and aphids are most common pests – treat according to your IPM protocol.
Use good sanitation to eliminate spread of leaf spots and fungal diseases.