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Hi there,

I have just bought two new acers, they are both still quite small and I wondered how they might do in a pot together? 

My thinking is that as they are different in colour they will look good together but will this cause a problem for their growth?

Many thanks!


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,248

    Hi Lauren. I think it might be better to have them in separate pots. That way they can both develop without the other getting in the way. You could always stand the pots alongside each other.

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  • Thank you! I'm still finding my way in the garden so thanks for the advice!

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,248

    You're very welcome image

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  • Villaverde123Villaverde123 Posts: 196

    Spotted some lovely Acers in Aldi today at £10.99, Not a bad price for size of plant and some unusual leaf colour and cut.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,353

    Hi Lauren - I'd agree with Ladybird re separate pots. The point of Acers is to let their lovely foliage make an impact, and that would be lost completely if they were in the same pot. It's also why they make such good pot grown specimens. image

    As they grow, pot them on into something just a little bit bigger too, so that the roots develop properly. Don't let them get dried out during hot spells - that affects the foliage development. Windy conditions also have a drying effect. A mulch (gravel sets them off well)  after watering helps to stop them drying out too quickly  image

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