When and How Do You Prune a Japanese Maple Tree?
For the most part, my three year old Japanese maple looks pretty symetrical, but there are a few inner "branches" that are several feet higher than any others on the tree. It does love where it is and has grown pretty fast in the time I have had it and considering the size I purchased.
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Pruning for form is best done in late summer or early fall. Simply cut away any unsightly branches and shape it as desired.