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Hi

I have bought two acers from Lidl as an impulse purchase and they have no growing information. This is the plant in the following link:

https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/Non-Food-Offers.htm?articleId=4618

Does anyone have any idea how big and in what manner these plants will grow in my garden so I can decide where to plant them??

Many thanks in advance.image

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  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964

    Hello Rick8 !

    Unfortunately I can't open your link (probably me doing something wrong) ; assuming your Acers are Japanese Maples there are several factors involved for optimum growth . They can be judiciously pruned in the early Spring to limit their size if need be .

    1 A fairly sheltered area with dappled shade is ideal .

    2 A slightly acidic moisture retentive soil is always good .

    3 Lashings of water during the first two years (remember winter can be dry as well ,****)

    4 Feed with a low Nitrogen plant food during Spring and early Summer .

    That's basically 'it' ; others on the forum may well add more details , but I hope this has helped in some way image

    **** rainwater if possible !!

  • rick8rick8 Posts: 2

    Hi Paul

    Thanks for your reply. All it says on the link is that it is a Japanese maple variety!

    Many thanks

  • KT53KT53 Posts: 6,449

    The link also says height 60 cm, but nothing about how long it takes to get to that height.  Without a lot more detail than is currently available it's impossible to say what the final height may be, although many acers do remain quite small.

  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,477

    Love Acers - I bought two in a supermarket a few years back and they have been excellent. I kept them in pots, and next Spring they will have the pot up-sized. 

    Paul B3 has stated good advice. I would add that the roots don't like to be sat in water so consider the soil they are going in/add crocs and grit if going in a pot. 

    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 4,037

    I think the 60cm refers to the height they are now ie 2 ft. 

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,522

    Bear in mind that they eventually get very big.

    I had one that outgrew its pot and kept drying out so I bunged it in the garden at the end of the patio to live or die. It chose to live and grow and grow. I then found what the eventual size would beimage.

    It looks great at the moment though. I'll think about it sometime in the future.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • KT53KT53 Posts: 6,449

    Eventual size depends on the variety.  Some will never get more than a few feet tall, others will grow into monsters.  That's the problem when the description is so vague.

    As for the description of Lidl and their customer base! 

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