Acer pruning

B3B3 Posts: 11,321

I notice on another thread somewhere that it's a bad idea to prune ornamental acers at this time of year.

There's one branch near the base which is getting in the way and spoiling the look of it. Would it be harmful to prune it?

In London. Keen but lazy.

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 27,144

    Hi B3. You should not prune acers at this time of year. It should be done from November til January when the tree is dormant. Pruining now will cause the tree to 'bleed' and this can seriously weaken it.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • B3B3 Posts: 11,321

    Ok ladybird. Not what I wanted to hearimage

    Will follow your advice

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 27,144

    Put up with the aggravating branch til November then get you own back on it image

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • B3B3 Posts: 11,321

    image thanks for advice

    In London. Keen but lazy.
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