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Acer and Nandinas dying?

DedekindDedekind Posts: 168
edited 4 May in Plants

I've been away for a couple of weeks and found my potted Acer had lost all of its new leaves. I think its because of windy and dry conditions a few weeks ago. Its a small specimen. Its still alive as I scrap the bark and it's green in all the branches. What can I do with it? Will it be OK next year? 

Also unrelated to this, I have two nandina domestica. One was medium sized and another one was one of the dwarf varieties -- can't remember the name. 
 They have also both lost all their leaves and look green when scrapped. No idea if it's the same reason as the Acer though. Will these come back too? At the moment they look really ugly in their pots without leaves..


  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,098
    No watering [if you don't have regular rainfall] for two weeks is never good for any plants in pots, and especially shrubs or trees. 
    They should recover, with a bit of luck, but it's best to get them properly hydrated again, and then keep them somewhere out of the sun until they start thriving properly. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • DedekindDedekind Posts: 168
    To be fair my description was not that accurate. I don't think it was TOO dry but it was definitely windy.. 

    I have put them in the shade for now. Is it possible that they get more leaves this year?
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,098
    Wind is as drying as sun, so they'll certainly have been affected by that anyway.
    Hopefully, they'll produce more foliage, with some shelter and after getting rehydrated well.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

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