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The top leaves on my acer are losing colour and browing at the edges.  Is it infected with something or is it due to weather - too windy?  too sunny?  The leaves bwlow the top ones are growing fine and nice and green.  Its in the pot below which has just started showing strange patterns on it so not sure if this indicates some fungal infection? 





  • Tropical SamTropical Sam Posts: 1,488

    I think it is just autumning, perhaps the top most ones because of wind damage.


  • Jean GenieJean Genie Posts: 1,724

    I agree with Blairs. I have an Orange Dream as well and some of the leaves are on the turn and the top does look like wind burn. I wouldn't worry too much as the leaves will be gone soon . As for the pot - it's just lichen and moss I think.

  • Acers don't like too much direct sun.    My south-facing garden has no shady areas, so my acer leaves usually end up brown on the tips.   But they fall off anyway and new ones will grow next year, so I don't worry about it.

  • bea.bea. Posts: 1

    My Acer was turned green but growing  strong

  • Caz WCaz W Posts: 1,353

    Don't worry Trucker, my 5 year old acer looks like that at the beginning of Autumn (and its terracotta pot gets greener too!) but has lovely new leaves in the Spring.

  • KesKes Posts: 8

    Hi I have an acer that I planted this year, it is really small and quite young. The soil is high in clay so I made sure that I mixed sand and compost around the roots to try and improve drainage. All the new growth has now died. leaving bare stalks sticking out of the plant. The original foliage looks fine. Is this just something that happens with plants getting used to the new surroundings or is this something I need to solve? any ideas?

  • Acers need ericaceous compost

  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    Sorry folks - acers DON'T need ericaceous compost - that's a myth. They will do absolutely fine in neutral compost - check the RHS cultivation notes here. But they don't like being waterlogged, which might be the cause of the leaf drop - or it may just be autumn.

    As for the leaf loss - the

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