Leaves looking burnt
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I bought a Japanese maple a few months ago. Its been in light shade and a pot filled with the right soil and was fine until the last few weeks. The leaves have been looking progressively more burnt or singed and dry.
I don't know how to deal with this... does anyone else?
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- Posted: Thu. 1st July 2010 14:52
Re: Leaves looking burnt
This sounds like leaf scorch, and is a common problem with Acers. It’s usually caused by either too much sunlight, frost damage when the leaves were young, wind damage, too much/ not enough water, or a combination of all of these. The good news is it tends to be a fairly harmless, superficial issue, that shouldn’t have too much effect on the overall health of the tree.
Actions you can take to minimise it:
• Acers don’t like wet roots, so you need to make sure the soil is fairly free draining and the pot has adequate drainage holes
• Water regularly in hot weather
• If not already, move to a partially shaded area that is sheltered from any wind
• Protect the pot in the winter by wrapping something insulating such as horticultural fleece or bubble wrap round it
Hope this helps! Don’t forget to add it to your ‘Plants I Have’ list to receive regular care updates: http://www.shootgardening.co.uk/plant/acer-palmatum-moonfire?referrer=%2Fplant%2Fsearch%3Fq%3DAcer%26amp%3Bfeature%3Dfoliage%26amp%3Bfilter%3Dcolour%26amp%3Bqualify%3D7
- Posted: Thu. 1st July 2010 15:54