Is it Dyeing ? :/
the leaves look a bit scorched if anything I think, the little branch its on looks pretty healthy?
maybe they just got crispy through sun burning them with water droplets
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5 May, 2009
It looks as if it could be 'wind burn' to me. Is the Acer in a position where it catches a lot of wind, Jacque?
oh goodness I think bulbaholic is right, thats whats happened to mine
My Garden is very exposed to the Wind BA :/ will it dye ? :/
No, it won't die but can you move it into a more sheltered position?
Yes il do that rite now :) Thanx XXX
Jacque Acers hate strong wind and need to be protected from... we had to move one of ours several years ago because the foliage always got ripped to shreads.
Just done that MG sorry 2hear yours got Ripped 2 Shreads :/
If you have just moved make sure to water and feed a lot as the tree will be stressed
O thanx 4 that Info MG its recently been repotted with Plant slow realease food & a Good Soil will this be ok stil ?
They can also be scorched in the sun Jacque....these acers like to be in the shade. Shade will also make the red colour deeper. In full sun the red colour can change to almost green.
6 May, 2009
Jacque yes sounds fine just don't let it dry out.
Gilli we've found our Acers are perfectly happy in part shade - I don't think anywhere in our garden has 'full' sun lol
Oooooooo Iv only a Little Shade in My Garden il pop it in there then away from winds&Sunshine :)
Jacque don't worry too much - fortunately plants and trees can't read - I've seen acers in full sun which were absolutely stunning, no fading of colour at all!
It is the Japanese ones that seem to be susceptible to the sun....especially the red leaved ones. Here in Kamloops it is certain failure to put one in the sun. It is so intense in the summer. Down on the coast they tolerate a part shade location.....they have a climate very similar to yours.
7 May, 2009
Gilli I suspect you get more sun than we do... as I say our red japanese acers are in semi shade - get sun most of morning and part of afternoon and they stay red and look good. Right now though we have a howling gale which is battering everything acers included, as they are older than Jacque's they will cope with this so long as it doesn't go on for too long.
We've been having high winds here too MoonG. Blowing madly although it seems to have dropped this morning....at least for the moment. It has been blowing hard for almost two weeks.....I think my young Crabapple is starting to grow bent over..LOL.
Oh poor crab apple...
Jacque, even if you think it is dead or dying dont dig up and throw away. The reason being, one of mine suffered from my flood problem last year and looked dead. I cut back the branches and trunk and the wood was dead. I left it as the birds liked sitting on it, plus I hadn't decided what else to put there.
Well there is a new shoot lower down the trunk but above the grafted portion. So if the worst does happen. Dont be hasty.
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