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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 4:12 pm    Post subject: cut back acer? Reply with quote

Could an acer be cut back/ i have one in a pot and want to plant near a fence but do not want it to get too high, maybe 5 feet max. I read on another acer label it should not be pruned. Not sure if it was the same type. Think mine is palamatum
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Acer Palmatum is an extremely slow grower and is perfect for the small Garden. Slightly acidic soil sandy and well drained with a good amount of Organic matter is required.

April and September are the best Months to repot...November to early Feb' is the best time to prune when the plant is fully dormant as Maples bleed sap when pruned at any other time and weakens it.

If you need to reduce the Hgt' and/or Width follow a long Branch back to a side Branch and cut at that point.
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