Jan Wright Posts: 23
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!
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.
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