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Tips for Growing Japanese Maples in the Fall

Tim & Matt give much insight into all of their personal experiences while growing Japanese Maples in the Fall. If you follow these tips, no doubt your Japanese maple colors will be vibrant!
If you're planning on planting a Japanese maple, one of the best times is the Fall especially in Zone 6 - Zone 9. This is due to the tree starting to go dormant which makes the transition a lot easier on your plant. Here at we recommend not fertilizing at all during the Fall months to ensure you don't accidentally create a false-spring. Also doing so may incur new growth on your plant which typically will be harmed by the coming Winter.
We also don't recommend to prune in the fall, you want your tree to be able to naturally go into dormancy for the Winter months and fertiziling & pruning during the Fall will cause complications!
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