The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Pruning acers

N Yorks, United Kingdom Gb

Has anyone else had this problem. This yellow green acer was getting too large so I pruned it last year. The branch promptly died. This summer things have got worse and coral spot has appeared. Is it something I've done or do they just not like being pruned?



Sept08_037

Answers

 

when you ptune you should cut right back to the stem on most if not all woody stems.the branch has no reasen to sustain itself with know leaves so it pours its resourses elswear .the dead stump left is open to desease and cant heal.as for the coral spot i havnt got a clue sorry

23 Sep, 2008

 

It looks as though your Acer should be removed pretty quickly ,it is obviously very sick.

24 Sep, 2008

How do I say thanks?

Answer question

Related photos

  • bizzy lizzies around acer
    Sanbaz
  • Little Acer (Acer)
    Janey
  • Acer palmatum dissectum 'Garnet' (Acer palmatum)
    Maple
  • Acers For Amblealice from my Fourseasons blog
    Bornagain

Related blogs

 


Related questions

Not found an answer?