japanese lace leaf maples

Asked October 21, 2015, 2:21 PM EDT

When is the best time to prune?

Lane County Oregon

1 Response

Small ones should be pruned as little as possible, just for removal of bad wood and very light thinning. Large ones also are not usually pruned heavily. Suckers are removed either when they first appear or mid-summer. Maples respond best to a mid-summer pruning (July/August), but can be winter pruned. Again it is best to proceed with a very light hand.