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Anybody got a clue why my Acer shed all its leaves please? It is only a small new plant I bought earlier in the Spring from a Garden Centre. I transplanted it in a posh pot with ericaceous compost as I have done with other Acers I have previously bought. Will the leaves grow back or have I got another failure? I put it in a sheltered spot and watered it when necessary with rain water! Any advice would be appreciated please!

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  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,009

    See this thread - http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/problem-solving/acer-leaf-drop/779383.html

    They don't need acid soil but they do need never to dry out.   My one in a pot gets alkaline tap water and is fine.  The three in the garden get rainwater with top ups of hard water form the hose when we have a drought.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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