Thank you for your informative article. I would love to plant a smaller weeping maple along a north-facing fence. Unfortunately the bed receives no direct sun. There is, however, much ambient light. Is this possible? I live in the Fraser Valley, BC.
I have questions about pruning. I just purchased a weeping palmatum dissectum "viridis" from a local nursery. It's about 3.5 ft. tall. It is just beginning to form its buds for spring blooming. I know that the beauty of these lie in their lacy foliage and layered appearance as they "weep" in their downward angle. I've already noticed that there are a number of branches that overlap and would like to know a few pruning tips:
when is the best time to prune? Since it's newly planted, should I just wait to see its development this first year while it acclimates to its new soil bed (that's my gut instinct).