How to Prune Green-Leaf Japanese Maple Trees?

Answer Japanese maples (Acer palmatum) are striking small ornamental trees or large shrubs with elegant branching and lacy canopies. There are at least several dozen cultivars that start with green leaves... Read More »

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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 »

Are Japanese maple trees hard maple or soft maple?

The Japanese maple tree (Acer palmatum) is a hard maple. The Japanese maple is a slow-growing tree, and as Clemson University explains, "slow-growing maples have hard wood." The wood is about as ha... Read More »

How to Prune a Red Leaf Maple Tree?

Red leaf maples turn beautiful shades of red in the fall if the conditions are right, and for that reason are well liked in gardens and yards. They shape up well without the assistance of pruning, ... 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 »