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Hi i have a lovely japanese acer about 4ft high,had ne shed put up and the acer is next to space about 1ft away,is it safe to move it to another part of garden as shed now blocking out the sun


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,814

    Do you mean the shed is blocking sun to the Acer? It will possibly be the better for it - the majority prefer some shade to do their best  image


    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,384

    I agree, especially as moving a tree is always risky and Japanese acers can be finicky.  If you really must move it, wait until the leaves have fallen and it is dormant.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,312

    I agree with fairy. They like a sheltered spot without too much sun.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Mary370Mary370 Posts: 2,003

    My Acer is unfortunately planted in the sunniest part of the garden.   It starts out beautifully in the Spring but sadly by this time of the year it is extremely ragged looking. 

  • have only hung on to my acer by the skin of my teeth after being away from home during  the hot spell in June.  It is alive, but only just, and it was the sun that did it I think.  I will move it in the autumn to a more sheltered spot, so I agree with the above posters, it is happier with shade anyway.  They are woodland plants and dont like bright sun or strong winds.

  • Hi thank you all for your replies,so its best to leave it beside shed,which is very shady area,although i did want to move it so it would be more visible,was thinking down side of garden against fence,which is semi shade and does not get full sun,is such a lovely plant like it to be in better view,

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