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Acer pruning

B3B3 Posts: 25,194

I asked about pruning my acer earlier in the year and the site sages advised me to wait until the sap stops running.

I want to take off one or two small lower branches that are getting in the way. (It's a refugee from a pot that was planted out as it got too big and is doing rather too well.)

Do I prune it after the leaves have fallen, just before they come back or somewhere in between?

In London. Keen but lazy.


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,266

    Acers bleed during the growing season so you want to time it for when your tree is at its most dormant. So ideally around January - ish

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  • B3B3 Posts: 25,194

    Thanks Pete

    In London. Keen but lazy.
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