Help! Questions about my new Crimson Queen maple
I just bought a japanses maple tree yesterday. It's about 4ft tall and still posted.
I asked the expert at the gardening store, how to make it weep and he said to just remove the posts. The problem is, my mom says I should wait until next year to remove the stakes. She thinks that the "trunk" is still not quite thick enough and that it could break. As well, she said that pruning it will keep it lower to the ground.
Now, I'm totally confused. Does anyone have and advice/suggestions as to what I should do.
Thanks in advance