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Acer palmatum - limp, crispy leaves on top

RubyRossRubyRoss Posts: 115
Bought this Acer palmatum last year. It's still in the large container.

The leaves on top have turned limp and crispy. It's in full sun and there were cold winds last week. 

Does it need more shelter/shade in a permanent position or is this just something to put up with given the unusually cold weather in April and early May?


  • HeliosHelios Posts: 200
    If it’s in full sun it would be happier in  more sheltered and shady spot. Dappled shade if you have any would be ideal. They don’t like very windy conditions either. You say it’s still in a pot, have you been watering it with tap or rain water as they prefer rain water if possible.
    Hopefully if the weather perks up so should your acer but try and keep it out of full sun😀
  • RubyRossRubyRoss Posts: 115
    Thank you. I positioned it for the best view, but it is a bit exposed and in full sun. There's a nice spot with shade by the wall though.
  • HeliosHelios Posts: 200
    That sounds better. Let us know how it gets on. Good luck with it.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,045
    Exposure and full sun - everything they hate unfortunately.
    They're basically woodland plants. Shade from other shrubs and trees is the best location  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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