Acer

I have a self set Acer. It's about 5 years old and never grown more than 6 inches. Does anyone know if it will progress?

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  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 1,549
    That is weird.
    Is it in a pot?
    It should grow far more than 6" in 5 years.
    Are you sure it is an Acer.
    Can you post a pic?
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 26,966
    Didn't you already ask this @Karen.mayfield1? I'm sure I answered  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 1,549
    edited 10 November
    Fairygirl said:
    Didn't you already ask this @Karen.mayfield1? I'm sure I answered  :)
    You did Fairygirl......Found it in someone elses thread...

    Quote......."Karen.mayfield1 I have a self set Acer about the years old. It's about 6 inches tall. It loses leaves in autumn and gains them in spring like any other Acer but will it grow?"

    First post....A year old and 6" tall is one thing.
    2nd Post.....Now 5 years old and 6" tall......that is weird.
    Confused!
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Yes its been in a pot since I dug it up from underneath its parent tree.
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 1,549
    Thanks for pic.

    It may have had a shock when you dug it up.
    Buds look perfectly OK.
    Looks fine for 1 year old.
    Next year it should put on more growth.

    If 5 years old...then not a clue why it is so slow.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Thankyou. I'll just have to be patient. At least I didn't pay for it!
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 26,966
    I think it's overpotted. Any new roots it's making will be at the mercy of the huge amount of soil round them. I'd put that in a much smaller pot- just big enough to contain the rootball, and move it up a size each time it fills the pot.
    Just use a soil based compost, or garden soil if it's suitable, and keep it off the ground so that it can drain off excess water, and in a bit of shade.  
    That pot is big enough for an acer of 6 or 7 years old at least. 

    How old is it? I could never quite make out from the posts. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Its about 5 years old. I'll try reporting smaller see what happens. Thx
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