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By Shahida

essex, United Kingdom Gb

what is the best feed for acer?



I was going to say an ericacious feed but I also add some bonemeal and leaf mulch very year. A mix of that and you will be doing well.

12 May, 2012



12 May, 2012


I grow quite a few of these in pots and in the ground, if the planting mix is good and the trees show no signs of distress i cant see the need,if your tree does not look well at this time of year it has probably been frosted or is in a bad position and feeding will not help.

12 May, 2012


Planted in the ground an acer does not need feeding, in a container simply fork in some compost. Acers are not bothered by frost but do get wind burn.

13 May, 2012


My Acer palmatum babies get good care - if they need it or not!

13 May, 2012


Right now we have a howling gale from the south, not at all the usual wind direction, and the leaves are being torn off our Acer palmatum...

13 May, 2012



I use a slow realease fertiliser in April / May but not any later, as I like the plant to harden up ready for the winter have done this for years and works a treat


13 May, 2012


I am for the compost idea. I had some sad looking Oaks and a tree expert was helping me. He said to spread the compost around the drip line and in. My trees responded beautifully. He said do it in the Fall.

6 Jun, 2012


My Acer which had been in a pot for years was granted the freedom I felt it needed last year...since when it has not done very well & the late frost we had in April nearly finished it off. It was not wind burnt, the new leaves became browned & crunchy & it looks very sorry for itself. I want to give it some seaweed....anyone any comment about that? Hydrangeas & new rose growth affected by same weather event...but showing signs of recovery.

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