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Q.My Japanese Red Maples Has A Few New Shoots Coming Out From The Bottom. Do I Cut Them Off? You

Zone 70435 | Anonymous added on June 20, 2021 | Answered

The tree is in a large pot and has been planted about two months. Lately a few new shoots sprouted near the bottom of the trunk. Should I prune them off now?

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Answered on June 21, 2021

Yes. Japanese maples are grafted so anything below the graft should be removed.

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