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JacquimcmahonJacquimcmahon Paris FrancePosts: 905
i bought a beautiful purple acer which was living happily in a semi shaded, reasonably sheltered position .... until two days ago. Within the last 48 hours most of the leaves have risked up and shriveled. I’m assuming the hot dry wind we have been having is the cause.

So far I have put it in an even more shaded and sheltered spot, basically at the back of the terrace under the overhang of the upstairs balcony, thoroughly watered and given the remaining leaves a bit of a spray down last night.

Anything else you can think of to help it recover?


  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 4,053
    Cross your fingers and hope!
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • JacquimcmahonJacquimcmahon Paris FrancePosts: 905
    Hogweed this is my second attempt with an acre. First one was bought as a bare root baby and shriveled and then got its roots eaten but vine weevils. 

    Hubby bought me this bigger one a couple of months ago thinking it would have a better chance of survival, but this long hot winds weather is causing even the hardiest of plants to curl up. 

    Like me you said fingers crossed it will only knock it back, not cause it irreparable damage.
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,013
    If it's just the leaves, it should be ok. You'll get new leaves next year.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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