All our acers are pruned regularly to keep them to the shape and size that we would like. Many acers would grow to more than ten of metres in height but only if you you let them!
The acers in this photo are more than 26 years old and selected plants, such as these, have their growing tips pinched out in spring to keep them compact.
If necessary, occasional selective pruning is done at any time of the year. Our main pruning is in winter, during December until early February, before the sap is rising. However, winters in the UK can be very variable and in prolonged severe winters the our main pruning has continued until late February.