Does anyone know how to get Fukien tea trees to ramify? It seems to only regrow a single new branch leader, after a cut back. The result ends up being lots of long runners that just change direction, with no bifurcation. Is it destined to just be a leggy vine?
Wish I knew myself I have one that I have been working on for 3years. The thing I have found that works best is fertilizing and letting it grow until there are lots branches then cutting back after hardening off
I find that similar to the above post, you need to let it expand mass, harden off and then prune back to just above a leaf.
I agree with the other replies. I’ve found that letting my FT grow free outdoors all summer, then once fall sets in, I bring it in then cut back/wire because the new growth has lignified but is still bendable. It’s taken me 4-5 years but I was noticing today that I’ve finally got some nice pads forming. It will still take several more years or work, but I’m now quite hopeful.
Great, thank you so much for the information here. I did just exactly this when I brought the tree in this year - cut back of woody growth.