Pruning a Waterfall Japanese Maple

Discussion in 'Maples' started by vcallinan, May 22, 2004.

  1. vcallinan

    vcallinan Active Member

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    Some wonderful specimens are posted on this site. I just planted one which could use some slight pruning. When is the best time of year to do that? Any suggestions would be helpful.
     
  2. Elmore

    Elmore Active Member 10 Years

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    pruning

    A little pruning most any time is alright. Most will tell you to prune when dormant, late winter/early spring, before the buds swell. I think that is fine but I beleive that a little pruning throughout the seasons is better.
     
  3. graftedmaplecollector

    graftedmaplecollector Active Member 10 Years

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    I agree most sources say early spring before bud swell,but myself checking on
    them in an obsessed manner 2-3 times a day, I think a little here a little there
    is less stressful overall. Unless its here in the south where I am, during the dead of summer. SUMMER BAD!! BAD!!:)
     

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