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Acer in narrow terrace

LatimerLatimer Latimer, BuckinghamshirePosts: 728
Hi all,

I picked up three Acers from Aldi this weekend, one of which is this Dissectum Seiryu. I know ultimate height is 4-7m but with them being so slow growing, do you think it would be ok here for a few years? 



Thanks all

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,095
    I think the biggest problem will be moisture.
    It might be worth keeping it potted, and just sinking the pot into the ground. That way, you can pot it on when needed, and give it more targeted attention until it needs to go somewhere else. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • LatimerLatimer Latimer, BuckinghamshirePosts: 728
    Thanks @Fairygirl. Will the pot it's currently in suffice? It isn't root bound so could probably grow on a bit in this one still? 


  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,095
    Yes - probably fine for a good while  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • LatimerLatimer Latimer, BuckinghamshirePosts: 728
    Done! 😊
  • Allotment BoyAllotment Boy North London Posts: 4,969
    Keeping it in a pot will help restrict its ultimate size. If you are careful you can also prune it to keep it with a size you need. This is what they so in Japan  effectively it's a garden size bonsai. 

    This is one of mine it has been in a pot over 20 years. It is about 2m tall. First picture is at night. Sorry the pics are on their sides.  


    AB Still learning

  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 7,726
    edited 9 May
    Agree with Fairy. Keep it in a pot,most of ours are,and all bought from Lidl or Aldi. They are pretty slow growing. The specs on labels are normally 10 years. They don't like full sun by the way,they are Japanese woodland plants. I have lost them in the past to wind and sun burn.....in a north facing garden! Huge amount of rain water! Ericaceous compost unless you have acidic or neutral soil.Sorry,yes,also agree with Allotment boy!
  • LatimerLatimer Latimer, BuckinghamshirePosts: 728
    @Allotment Boy that's looks great and would work perfectly!

    @Nanny Beach thanks, it is in a sunken part of the garden and only gets a few hours of sun a day so hopefully will be alright!
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