Posted: 21/04/2014 at 16:42
They are 'Butterfly' 'Chiyo-Hime' 'Atropurpureum' the latter being the big one - I would like to keep it as its foliage colour is so lovely.
As I said im a beginner and normally wouldn't even consider trying to 'stunt' something to that extent but ive heard that Japanese Maples really lend themselves to 'aesthetic pruning'
I really want to try this out as im learning to prune - it would be me maintaining for him.
Of course if its impossible to maintain the natural shape whilst controlling the size there isn't much point I guess ;( these are such a bargain though..