Pruning Dwarf Japanese Maple - Knowledgebase Question

Grand Rapids, MI
Question by Nelvan
September 2, 2017
When should I trim my 2 dwarf Japanese Maple trees? My new home has 2 and they look very shaggy.

Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Answer from eclayne
September 2, 2017


The best time to prune is winter or early spring while they're dormant. I usually prune in February/March before they start to bud to reduce the number of suckers.

Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Answer from DaisyI
September 2, 2017


A photo would help. Japanese Maples are not usually pruned but you can gently shape.

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