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Issue with Acer

Hi, I have a small acer that was growing really well up to about 4 weeks ago.
The leaves were very healthy then but now are curled dry and shedding.
Please photos. Any advice would be gratefully received

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  • RoddersUKRoddersUK Swanwick - SouthamptonPosts: 257
    Possible wind burn or too much sun.

    Move to a more sheltered area and see how it goes.
  • pat858daypat858day Posts: 7
    Thank you, it only gets the morning sun where it is but I may move it but am limited in sheltered areas
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 39,104
    I think that's been suffering for a while.  It's actually quite mature shrub, as they're slow growing.
    I'd agree that too much sun/wind will fry foliage, and a shady, or semi shady site is best for those dissectums. If you can move it into shade, it might recover. Some of the branches look dead.
    What are all the canes for? Have they been pushed into the roots?
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • pat858daypat858day Posts: 7
    The canes are only there for support and may have touched the roots.  It’s planted in the wooden planter, should I try planting it directly into the soil?
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 39,104
    It would certainly be better in the ground, as long as you have a suitable site,  but it would be worth checking first to see if it's still alive.
    How long have you had it? If it's well rooted, that might be difficult.

    They really don't need supports - they're self supporting  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • pat858daypat858day Posts: 7
    It’s probably about 5 years old 
    How do you check it’s still alive?
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 6,445
    Scrape the bark with your finger nail,if it's green it's alive if brown it's dead. Has it always been in the Same place? All mine bar one are in pots,semi shade,under trees very little direct sunlight. They are Japanese woodland plants. I lost one a couple of years ago to wind burn
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 6,445
    Oh and plenty of rain water!
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 39,104

    Has it got access to the ground below, or is that a container with a base?
    If it's the latter, has the soil [they need soil, not just compost]  been refreshed, and has it been fed at all? 
    That's also very important. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • pat858daypat858day Posts: 7
    Yes it has a base, yes I feed it but I haven’t refreshed the soil
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