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Ryan180680Ryan180680 Posts: 185

Can anyone provide any advice? I bought this established Acer last autumn and planted. Its leaved up however the leaves look like they've got wind scorch. Do any other Acer owners think that's all it is looking at the pictures above? I'm concerned its dying. Thanks in advance 
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  • FfoxgloveFfoxglove UkPosts: 516
    I'm no expert but I'd say that might beltr sun scorch than wind scorch. Mine tends to get brown patches from the wind but curly leaves like that look like sun and dehydration. Mines in a pot and needs a lot of watering in dry periods. 
    I'll send a pic of it at the moment... 
  • FfoxgloveFfoxglove UkPosts: 516
    Scuse the lights that's my neices contribution to the garden this year!

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,374
    I wouldn't worry, most of the tree looks very healthy.
    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • FfoxgloveFfoxglove UkPosts: 516
    This is a useful read too
    https://www.mendocinomaples.com/maple-care
    Hope that helps. 
  • Ryan180680Ryan180680 Posts: 185
    That's a great article. Thanks for this!
  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,479
    Does the Acer sit in full sun?  If you haven’t seen the Acer during Summer yet, then it is possible that it’s position is too sunny for it - red Acers apparently have a reputation for scorching in the sun (although my one has always been ok). 
    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • Ryan180680Ryan180680 Posts: 185
    Not full sun. It gets the sun around midday and then loses it about 6. We do have other acers in the garden too which haven't been affected 
  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,923
    make sure you give it extra water for this year, with it being new (and few roots) and surrounded by established shrubs they'll be taking the majority of the water in the ground.
  • Ryan180680Ryan180680 Posts: 185
    I soaked it this morning to make sure. Is it best to do this daily? 
  • BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 1,484
    I find that mine looks like that when the leaves first unfurl but also if it needs watering. Mines in a large pot though. 
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