When worked at the top of a stem formed of the stock, the growth from the graft or bud must be pruned in a similar way.
In northern India, where the weather in the winter months is cold and dry, growth practically ceases, and then the whole area is pruned and cut down to about 16 ins.
The older plants will occasionally require the roots pruned in order to keep them in as small pots as possible without being starved.
Fruit trees may be pruned from now till March in the north.
If a piece of bark and cortex are torn off, the occlusion takes longer, because the tissues have to creep over the exposed area of wood; and the same is true of a transverse cut severing the branch, as may be seen in any properly pruned tree.