I have a small garden. One area that gets a lot of sun is along a fence, so I decided to try an espaliered fig tree. My problem is that the tree doesn’t have many branches low down. Is there anything I can do to promote branching around 18-24" above the ground?
I know with fiddle-leaf figs (same genus, different species), you can cut little notches above nodes to prompt branching. Does that work on Mission Figs?
(I should note that I do want the main trunk to continue growing up for a while, so I don’t want to cut that yet. The answer may be to wait for it to reach the height I want, then cut the tip before trying to promote branches.)