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Dead acer ?

Has this happened to anyone else. The bark has gone white and the leaves have died. Been fine fof three years. Good drainage, good soil and in shady spot out of direct sunlight. What is it and can it be saved ?

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  • barry islandbarry island Posts: 1,464
    I've struggled to grow acers but I've never seen one as bad as that, did it get like that overnight or was it a long process?
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,324
    Had it been recently repotted?
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,211
    Sorry to be bearing sad tidings, but in the words of Monty Python, that Acer is no more.
    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
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,324
    @punkdoc ... I was wondering whether it might have been repotted too deep which could have killed it?  
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,211
    Hard to tell @Dovefromabove.
    Some of the stems look like it might have verticillium wilt.
    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
  • It was repotted about a month after i first noticed the problem. I took it out of quite a deep planter that was going rusty. It has taken three months to get to this sad state. I have put it into a smaller pot with ericaceous compost but nothing seems to be helping
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