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Bought a new acer approx a week ago. Used Vitex (as recomended topped with Ericaious mcompost  planted in a pot with plenty drainage holes. After such a short time its looking very sad .

Any recommendations  would be helpful imageimage


  • KT53KT53 Posts: 8,479

    That could be wind / frost damage.  New growth is pretty delicate.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,577

    looks like a bit of frost damage to me.

  • jenniep2jenniep2 Posts: 4

    What.can I do to improve on this.  I vant see any improvement. 

  • jenniep2jenniep2 Posts: 4

    image I have no idea whats happening or whatcto do other than take it back. Should I remove limp branches. Do I risk it bleeding.  I have to say a bought 'Orange Dream ' at the same time. Its a much smaller plant. This was planted in the ground and is doing very nicely .

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,963

    It's a combination of the dry cold NE winds and maybe a touch of frost that have caused the damage. Keep it somewhere sheltered and out of the sun for a while.
    New growth will soon cover up the damaged leaves which will drop off anyway.
    Try and not do any pruning if you can resist. The damage will soon disappear as the tree comes into growth

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  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,416

    I would take it back, get another, place in a sheltered spot away from winds and skip the vitax. Use a nice John Innes soil based compost, which should have enough nutrients to get the tree going. I wouldn't add anything else this year. Next year you could work in a few slow release granules.

  • jenniep2jenniep2 Posts: 4

    Many thanks for your comments 

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