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06/08/2013 at 21:59

Hi, 

I've got 2 acres I've recently brought but both are growing completely different, in the first pic my acer is a very nice shape and I'm willing just to leave that as is at the moment. 

 

The 2nd I brought from Morrisons and is supposedly a red wine / bloodgood?? The bottom half is like a bush while the top halve has a few shoots that are just growing vertical & at a quick speed, the tree is also about 3 or 4 different colours as you can see!? 

 

Where would I start with pruning this? & would I do it now or in the winter? 

 

Thanks, Paul 

06/08/2013 at 22:09

This is my Acer growing nicely:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28920.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

06/08/2013 at 22:18

and heres the Bloodgood from Morrisons, it is bushy (too many leaves in at the bottom/middle) and has green leaves at the bottom with reds and purples at the top. Sorry for the bad pictures!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28921.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28922.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28923.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28924.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

06/08/2013 at 23:11

I'd start by having a careful look at the graft - is everything growing from above the graft?

Anything that isn't is part of the plant it's grafted on to, and needs to be cut right back to the trunk.

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