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The leaves on the attached photo of Acer show leaves damaged. Would this be due to dry conditions and lack of rain or water.


  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,324
    Did you water it in bright sunshine? 
    Looks like sun scald to me.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • Peter553Peter553 Posts: 98
    Many thanks for response . Yes another lesson learned will bear that in mind when watering in future . Hopefully no lasting damage. Peter
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,996
    The purple ones are a bit more susceptible too Peter. Don't worry - it'll be  fine, it's just a wee bit unsightly.
    It's particularly difficult this year for this type of shrub and many others. Too hot, dry and sunny for many of them.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Peter553Peter553 Posts: 98
    Thanks for feedback.
  • purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 5,112
    It's the same kind of damage that happens with wind too. 
  • FireFire Posts: 17,377
    Some acers like a lot of shade and shelter from wind.
  • Peter553Peter553 Posts: 98
    Location of Acer is ok just gardener that needs to improve his knowledge of watering Acer's
  • FireFire Posts: 17,377
    It looks like scorch to me.
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