Earlier this year someone posted a question about pruning Acer flamingo. Some were highly sceptical when I suggested pruning to ground level every spring. That's what I do. My bush is now a mass of pink, cream and pale green, not too much of the,green though, some 7 feet tall by 9 feet across. I wil post a photo later when I find out how to do it. It is truly the eye catching focal point of my top garden.