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What feed is ok for potted acers

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  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    I've never fed mine just renewed the top couple of inches of soil every year or so . 
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  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 10,445
    Same. I top dress with fresh soil in the spring and they seem to do well enough. Feeding will probably give them too much growth and encourage aphids. You could add a small amount of slow release granules to the top dress though I suppose.
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  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,010
    Mine are all in pots and have a chipped bark mulch to help retain moisture between waterings.   I give them a handful or so of pelleted chicken manure in spring and it gets washed thru gradually when watering.
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  • Joy*Joy* Posts: 571
    I remove a layer of soil in spring and replace it with fresh to which I add a small amount of Osmacote. I top dress with bark, currently orchid compost because I have loads. Aphids have vever been a problem, so far. The worst pests were deer which ate all the lower growth! (It has since grown back and the trees are a lovely shape as a result!)
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