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Is there a feed for Acers that I should use, as my 3 Acers are 2-3 years old and only 1 foot to 1.5 feet tall (planted in the garden, not in a tub)?
Thank you,
Bob Ryder

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  • Posted: Thu. 2nd May 2013 10:20

Re: Acer Feeds

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To give trees and shrubs an early season boost you could give 2 or 3 feeds with a high nitrogen feed such as Garden Direct's High Nitrogen Feed or Chempak's No.2 and then change to a low nitrogen feed (both company's do these, incl Chempak No.8) for the rest of the season. If your soil has a high PH then an ercaceous feed might be useful. You don't mention which acers you are growing but assuming they are the small Japanese varieties, then they are slow growing and, in the main, remain quite dwarf, and prefer a neutral to acidic soil. Hope this helps.

  • Posted: Fri. 3rd May 2013 13:51

Re: Re: Acer Feeds

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Sorry, I should have said, but I thought "a rose (Acer) was a rose was a rose". I have 2 (two) Purple-leaved threadleaf Japanese (Acer palmatum var. dissectum atropurpureum) and 1 (one) Japanese maple 'Orange Dream' (Acer palmatum 'Orange Dream'). I don't know about the soil, but I will check ASAP. I will also find and get the feeds you mention. Thank you very much for your help.

  • Posted: Fri. 3rd May 2013 17:27