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By Kenmar

United Kingdom Gb

Why is my newly purchased Acer Palmatum Chitoseyama going brown and dry at the leaf edges? It's planted in a large tub and stands on the patio.



They tend to if placed in direct sun, and if they have a drying wind on them. Better I think if placed with a bit more shade and a less windy site. This I think is what went wrong with one of mine once.

30 Jun, 2011


Japanese Acers need: semi shade, moist soil, don't tolerate wind. Most patios are in full sun so this may well be your problem.

30 Jun, 2011


Many thanks, Moongrower and Johnathan. I've moved them to a slightly shadier position, though I can do nothing about the wind.

3 Jul, 2011


If you have wind then your acer leaves will have windburn - sorry!

3 Jul, 2011

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