How hard can I prune a Japanese Cherry in the fall?

Clicio

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Should I prune it now (end of summer here) or should I wait for the winter?
 

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Sounds like now may produce unwanted fresh growth.

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Brian Van Fleet

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I would probably wait until spring. Cherries I’ve grown have been prone to rot, so you’ll want to make cuts when the tree is actively growing to give them a chance to callus over. Plus, you may get to enjoy some blooms first.
 
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