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when do you prune established acer palmatum

On plant Acer palmatum



In the dormant season, late autumn to mid winter.

13 Oct, 2010


Acer palmatum is best not pruned at all unless absolutely necessary - i.e. where it's outgrown it's position of is seriously encroaching on another plant.

The reason for this is that the newly cut/pruned branches are notoriously susceptible to fungal attacks and die-back which can, in some cases, end up killing the entire plant. Scrupulous cleanliness of your pruning implement is vital - I would sterilise with boiling water immediately before use.

18 Oct, 2010

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