I think I’ve pruned my acer too hard ☹️
Hello all! My first time posting. I pruned my acer late last November 2020 but I think I may have taken too much off. I was a bit lopper-happy and I took every branch off that had leaves and then a little more leaving just the thicker branches. Pictures attached of what it looks like right now (28.2.21) Please tell me it will be okay 😔
When I first began gardening, i did exactly the same to my Acer in the Autumn. I just thought you could cut everything back and it would come back the following spring.
I have since learned a few lessons 😂😂
Anyway, after a couple of experienced gardeners had told me I had killed off my Acer, late spring the following year it started showing signs of life and came back more beautifully than it had been before it got chopped.
Hopefully you cut it at the right time and it does come back for you.
Fingers crossed for you that yours comes back. Please let us know