Dwarf Japanese Maple Trimming

franksharonriJune 7, 2013

My daughter bought a house a couple of years ago and in the front is a Dwarf Japanese Maple bush/tree. It is only 18 inches high but has spread out 3-4 feet wide. It has grown a lot over the last few years and it is interfering with her driveway and with cutting the grass. How do you trim it? Do you trim it like a shrub? We have know idea on how to take care of it.

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botann(z8 SEof Seattle)

Move it when the tree is dormant. It doesn't have enough room to realize it's potential, and cutting it back will ruin the branching pattern.
Mike

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