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Hi

I have an Acer growing in a pot on the Patio. I have noticed that the majority of the leaves are shriveled at the tips. However at the end of two branches, new very bright red leaves have appeared. It is kept in the shade,and I have watered it on a regular basis. Please can I have some advice.

 

 

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  • B3B3 Posts: 21,532
    Tips are susceptible to wind, too much sun etc. I just snip them off on mine.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,692

    chap on Tatton park coverage( national collection holder ) told the divine James Wong, it's rarely wind  or sun, almost always having dried out at some stage.

    Devon.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,532
    Well he ought to know! I stand corrected .
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Suz3Suz3 Posts: 105

    And he also said best not to put them in Terracotta pots as they dry out too readily.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,692

    sorry B3, honestly wasn't trying to upstage youimage.

    Before I'd seen him, I'd have said the same. 

    Devon.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,532
    No probs hosta. Mine was suffering in a pot so I stuck it in the ground to live or die. It took the latter option.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,532
    Actually it didn't. it's thriving. Got my latters in a twist!
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • spider7spider7 Posts: 11

    I would say too, not enough water.  See later threads, titled "Acer" surprisingly. 

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