The portion of the shoot that is formed during the previous season and overwinters in the dormant bud
is known as the preformed portion of the shoot; the portion of the shoot that forms during the current growing season is known as the neoformed portion of the shoot (Sabatier and Barthélémy 2001).
2001), who characterized the phenological behavior of 15 different apple varieties and recorded an average duration of 35 days between the dormant bud
and full bloom phases.
Cut to the appropriate height, if a dormant bud
is not visible.
Most species will break successfully from old wood, the pruning cut made just above a dormant bud
near the top of the annual growth.
And if possible, make the cut above a dormant bud
- called a node - because that will encourage more flowers to bloom.
For example wherever possible you should cut back to either a bud or a dormant bud
with the cut at an angle sloping up towards it which will help to stimulate new growth by directing the spring rush of sap into the right place.
More tips for pruning roses come from George Howser and Tom Bonfigli, as reported in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat: ``Make final pruning cuts at 45-degree angles, -1/4 inch above dormant bud
eyes; the 45-degree cut is important because excess natural sap will rise to seal the cut, pour down the cane and not interfere with the developing bud eye.
Always cut to a dormant bud
(one that's flattened against the stem) in an older stem, rather than to a swelling bud in a fresh stem.
Many plants can be surprisingly resilient and may well rejuvenate from dormant buds
at or below soil level.
A The plant has been attacked by eelworms that feed within the stems and foliage and in dormant buds
at the base overwinter.
IT has been attacked by tiny eelworms which feed on the stems and foliage and overwinter in the dormant buds
at the base of the plant.
It's important to cut every spear, even thin ones, because this stimulates the dormant buds
in the crown to grow.