How do I prune a dwarf Japanese maple?

Answer Why PrunePrune to control your dwarf Japanese maple's shape and growth and to thin dead or crossed branches to prevent rubbing. Cut above a bud or where one branch is attached to another branch--n... Read More »

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How do I care for a Japanese dwarf maple?

WateringWater deeply twice a week. Japanese dwarf maples require a steady amount of moisture because maple roots are shallow and tend to dry out very easily. You can reduce the evaporation of moist... Read More »

Is a dwarf weeping Japanese maple viable in this spot?

They need to be planted 2-3 times wider and slightly deeper than the root ball. They don't have deep roots and will need frequent watering. The real problem with your location is the amount of ... Read More »

How do I prune a Japanese maple tree?

ShapingThin branches during the winter to create an "open-vase" shape. Cut out branches that cross over each other or grow toward the trunk and remove branches that detract from the tree's natural ... Read More »

How do I prune red Japanese maple trees?

TimingChoose an appropriate time to prune your maple. Japanese maples should not be pruned until they are fully established, after about two to three years. Prune in winter, when the tree's structu... Read More »