Posted by Newt on June 23, 2003 at 19:50:10:
In Reply to: japenese maple pruning posted by Jennifer on June 23, 2003 at 10:55:51:
: I have a willow type japenese maple that is just beautiful but.. it looks like a bush. I think I need to prune some of the branches but I am unfamiliar with this tree. Can I prune the underneath branches to get it to grow any taller?
Pruning the lower branches won't make the tree grow any taller. Most of the weeping jap maples are grafted and if your graft is low, then it will tend to stay shorter. Here's some sites that show how to prune.
Hope this was helpful.