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Poorly Acer's help please

Hi all,was just wondering if anyone has any ideas as to what could be wrong with these two Acer's . In one of the pics all of the leaves have shriveled up and the tree looks like it may have had it ! It was looking fine at the start of the growing season with fresh leaves etc but suddenly went down hill ,and now another Acer is starting to go the same way ,it is situated within 15 foot of the other one,any suggestions greatly appreciated , many thanks.


  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    We've had a few posts about poorly acers recently. Consensus of opinion seems to be either a late frost, or particularly drying wind, or not sheltered enough or even that particularly dry last summer. I would give it a good water, perhaps some seaweed tonic and wait and see. Are both acers in the ground or in pots? If in pots and they have not been repotted for a while, I would repot in fresh JI No 3 and make sure they are in a shaded sheltered area.
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • JohnnypJohnnyp Posts: 71
    They are both in the ground Hogweed ,many thanks for your information I shall pass on to my father in law 😀
  • dappledshadedappledshade Posts: 1,011
    I agree.
    Whenever the leaves on mine went crispy around the edges or dried up completely, it was usually because they'd had too much heat, direct sun, wind bashing...
    Are both acers palmatum types with red leaves? They generally like more sun than the greener varieties, which prefer dappled shade.
  • My red Acer Palmatum which is at least 16 yrs old started to look like yours but then I noticed it was covered in black flies. I sprayed it 2 days running with bug killer and it recovered immediately. You could actually see the black flies on the ground after spraying.
    Amethyst Falls
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