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By Flojo76

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My Acer is losing its leaves in August. I've only had it a couple of months and have moved it due to soil holding too much water. It's now in a large planter but the leaves are still dropping off. It's such a shame as the leaves are turning a wonderful colour of red. Any ideas?



Have you got it in semi-shade, out of the wind, in ericaceous compost and are you keeping it watered? Any of these factors will cause leaf drop.

24 Aug, 2011


One of mine lost most of its leaves in the fierce winds we had earlier this year. It used to be sheltered by another shrub, but that died last winter, so that was the reason. It's not dead, so I'm hoping for new leaves in the spring.

24 Aug, 2011


Most likely you damaged the water seeking roots when moving it - just keep it well watered till the plant recovers. If the leaves are not meant to be red all season, its likely it suffered a bit of drought before, and what you're seeing is early autumning due to that.

24 Aug, 2011

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