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Japanese Maple growing in pot for the last 3 years, was placed a month ago, in its pot against a North facing fence where it gets sun until 1 pm.  Beautiful for 2 weeks then we had strong winds, leaves dry, shrivelling and falling off.  Is this just due to wind damage or another reason? 


  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,628
    Most probably it was the strong winds which acers particularly don't like as their leaves are thin. The hot weather hasn't helped either so it would have needed daily watering, especially in a pot. Speaking of which, I can't actually see the pot (unless it's sunk into the ground for some reason) so it may be that your pot isn't big enough for the roots to support all that beautiful top growth. Over to you!
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • Have watered daily and the top of the pot sits at soil level.  I read it was the wrong time to plant so put in its permanent position ready for the Autumn when I will plant.  Looks like it is the wind so let's hope it comes back because it was stunning.  
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,542
    If that's where you want it planted, I'd get it in the ground now.
     Absolutely no reason to wait until Autumn.
    don't believe everything you read  ;)
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,933
    You can plant anything potted, at any time of year, except when ground is waterlogged or frozen. 
    The only difficulty just now is that weather conditions in many places have been unfavourable. If you're able to prep the site properly, there's no problem with planting it out. 
    Wind damage to those fine leaves. If it also got a bit dehydrated in the pot, that won't have helped.
    It'll recover, especially now you have it in a good site   :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • The large area around it has been well dug and mulched over the last few months so as prepared as it can be.  I'll get it in the ground.  Many thanks.
  • Water daily after transplant for at least a couple of weeks then monitor. Also give it a boost with a feed.
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