The previous owners of my property left me three young loquat trees. They are all in the same planter, and are much closer to structures (and to each other) than most advice I see online at 8' from the house and 3' from the nearest fence.
Two questions on these:
Should I remove the two smaller trees to let the biggest one have the space?
Is it feasible to prune the tree(s) and keep it(them) from damaging the fence or house while still growing large enough to bear at least some fruit?
Note: The large trunk in the middle of the picture is a stump from whatever was there before. The loquats are the three smaller trunks that surround it. This is just to get a sense of scale and spacing.