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By Buska

Lancashire, United Kingdom Gb

My acer palmatum atropurpureum, 2 years old was fabulous three weeks ago, now the leaves have dried up and curled and are crisp, any ideas why and can I rectify this?

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Sounds like one or more of the three following:
lack of water
too much sun
too much wind
The Japanese acers do not like to be in a windy or too sunny position they also like to be kept moist.

27 Jun, 2010


Guest, if the dried, curled up leaves are limited to one side of the Acer only, then this is caused by exposure to prevailing winds. If the problem extends to the whole tree, then join the club. We have exactly the same with a grafted atropurpureum that we bought three years ago. I don't know what happened but we removed it today. We tried to dig it out but it had too strong a root system so we had to cut the stem below ground level. The stem was definitely dead :-(. I suggest that you break off a few twigs and see if they are green or not; if not, then it needs to be replaced.

27 Jun, 2010


Thank you for the advice. I rather thought that the sun may have been the problem.

27 Jun, 2010

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