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To prune a ficus tree, the most useful implement to have on hand is a pair of small pruning shears designed for fine/close work and narrow stems. These should be clean and sharp for the best results. Ficus trees can be pruned step-by-step in the following manner: Locate a node where a leaf/twig joins the stem/branch; Cut on a slight downward slant before a node; Cut close to the node without cutting. May 16, Ficus tree pruning needs to take place when the plant is no longer actively growing.
The ficus will adjust.
Most plants are vegetatively active in spring and summer, with growth dying down in fall. By winter, the plant has gone into dormancy and is less susceptible to injury. Therefore, winter is.