Pruning a Japanese maple

Discussion in 'Maples' started by GOLDENEARS, Mar 11, 2004.

  1. GOLDENEARS

    GOLDENEARS Member

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    I have a 20 foot japanese maple (Palmatum) is it still possible to prune it for a cloud effect of its foliage and if so could you please give me instructions on the best way to do this type of pruning?

    Thank you

    Cincerely, goldenears
     
  2. Elmore

    Elmore Active Member 10 Years

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    Pruning Japanese Maple

    20', whoa, sounds like it already is a cloud. I would remove dead, damaged and any diseased wood. Also remove any branches that are rubbing and maybe some that are crossing. I would do a little at a time, through out the year. Check this site out. Maybe you can get some ideas from it.
    http://www.sabot.org/articles/maple.html
     
  3. whis4ey

    whis4ey Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Cloud pruning is usually restricted to Japanese (and other) pines
    Can you really cloud prune a Japanese Maple?
     

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