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I re- potted my japanese maple in April and think I damaged the tap root . All the new growth shrivelled and later some of the smaller branches looked dead . I was advised to prune these off so I have and now it looks really sorry for itself . It's not in wind sun etc. and I used the correct potting mix and given it a weak feed. I'm gutted It's my favourite little tree. Cost me 50p in a sale when it was a twig and it' about 2 ft had it 6 years . Think it's a acer palmatum bloodgood. Any advice ?

Thanks, Jean.


  • Jean GenieJean Genie Posts: 1,724

    love my little tree

  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    Be patient, it may yet recover. Don't overwater it now that it's not losing moisture through leaves and keep it in a sheltered position. It may not produce more leaves until next spring.

  • Jean GenieJean Genie Posts: 1,724

    An update on this post from last year. Still no buds or signs of life but the bark is still green. How much longer should I give it to recover or is it dying ? image

    Thanks, Jean.image

  • chickychicky Posts: 10,396

    green bark is surely a good sign.  My healthy acers are only beginning to break their buds now, so I would give this one at least another couple of months.

  • Jean GenieJean Genie Posts: 1,724

    Thanks. Chicky image Going to give it another month or so. It's just that I noticed my Orange Dream has lots of buds on it . Maybe this one will take longer as it was sick.

    Hope so, don't want to lose it.

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