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Japanese Acer

janinerjaniner Posts: 60
Hi everyone.

I've always admired the red Japanese Acer from afar. I've recently done up my garden and now have space on my patio for a medium to large size pot.

I thought this could my opportunity to grow one.

I have North east facing house (nearly east), so my patio has shade until about 12/1pm, the full sun until sunset.

Is this too much for the Acer? 


  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    If you putg it on the western boundary it should be in shade most of the day - that's assuming you have a fence or hedge there. There are some which will take full sun. I'm sure someone will be along that knows more. 
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,252
    I had one on a NNE patio. It got midday sun in the summer. Leaves got burnt to a crisp so I had to move it.
    It seems happy enough now in dappled shade.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • janinerjaniner Posts: 60
    I thought this would happen. It gets hot on the patio.

    @hogweed it would be perfect where you suggest, but I have two large red Robin "trees" that take up most of that bed.

    May need to admire from afar for a while longer and find another shrub for my patio pot 
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,453
    They all hate windy /exposed spots.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
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