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We were given a red acre tree recently in a pot. We have since transferred it into our garden and the leaves are curling up and appear to be dying. We have water going straight to the roots can you tell us what is the matter and what further can we do?



If its a Japanese acer, one of the palmatum varieties, they don't like windy situations, and they loathe hot midday sun in the summer (yes, even in dumfries!). They like dappled shade (not total shade, they lose their colour), shelter from winds and non alkaline, well drained yet moist soil.

4 Jul, 2010


Your Acer will need watering every day given the weather we are having. You need to be giving a gallon or two every day. Additionally the Acer needs to be situated out of any strong winds and, preferably, in semi-shade.

4 Jul, 2010


Snap Bamboo :-)

4 Jul, 2010

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