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hi have had a Japanese acer in a pot for years and it’s always thrived but this year looks like this ... can anyone help please? Will be gutted if it dies thank you 
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  • KT53KT53 South WestPosts: 6,827
    Looks like sun and wind scorch.
  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489
    I think it would benefit from being in a bigger pot.
    SW Scotland
  • Aly 661Aly 661 Posts: 7
    Thank you ... so you know what u could do to save it? 
  • Aly 661Aly 661 Posts: 7
    Joyce21 said:
    I think it would benefit from being in a bigger pot.
    Thanks it’s in quite a big pot though. I re potted last year? It was really doing well but has just gone like this in last few days
  • Aly 661Aly 661 Posts: 7
    KT53 said:
    Looks like sun and wind scorch.
    Thank you do you know what u could do to rescue it please? 
  • FireFire North LondonPosts: 15,579
    Have there been different conditions this year from previous years? Has a tree been cut by near by of late? It's odd that it thrived in previous years and is suddenly struggling.
  • Aly 661Aly 661 Posts: 7
    We have had the hot weather for few weeks but I’ve watered regularly? 
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,071
    Another vote for sun scorch and wind damage.
    It does need a bigger pot too  - I'd suggest using an John Innes ericacous compost or John Innes No.2
    If you can water it with rain water it'd appreciate that.
    They're woodland trees and prefer some shade - it's been unusually hot recently, so leaves have grown quickly, and the strong sun is damaging the young leaves, even more so if it's windy spot  - the leaves are under a lot of stress in warm weather and a relatively small pot isn't helping 
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  • Aly 661Aly 661 Posts: 7
    Pete8 said:
    Another vote for sun scorch and wind damage.
    It does need a bigger pot too  - I'd suggest using an John Innes ericacous compost or John Innes No.2
    If you can water it with rain water it'd appreciate that.
    They're woodland trees and prefer some shade - it's been unusually hot recently, so leaves have grown quickly, and the strong sun is damaging the young leaves, even more so if it's windy spot  - the leaves are under a lot of stress in warm weather and a relatively small pot isn't helping 
    Thank you 
  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 4,045
    Repot it using JI No. 2 into a slightly bigger pot, move it somewhere shady and sheltered and keep it watered. A good dollop of water once a week is better than dribs and drabs during the week. The soil level should be about an inch below the rim of the pot. 
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