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I have just bought a Japanese Acer " Bloodgood" Can anyone tell me if it is okay to repot it into a larger pot now, or should I wait until Later. Also I have an Osakasuki acer, but the leaves did not turn scarlet last Autumn, can anyone enlighten me. Would appreciate any feedback.
Yes, you can re-pot it now if it needs it, it'll do it good.
As for the second acer - it may have been hungry, so make sure that it gets a good nitrogen-rich feed this year.
The other possibility may have been that it didn't get enough light for some reason - has something grown enough to cast a very heavy shadow on it, perhaps?
Thank you for your reply. I shall go ahead and re-pot, I didn't want to kill it as they are soooo expesive. The other Acer is in the shadow of the house most of the day,as I was told they do not like much sun.
They don't like strong sunlight - dappled shade is best - but they do need some light for good colour. Perhaps you could move it to where it gets the evening light, say 6 o'clock onwards, and see if that colours it up?
All my acers receive direct sunlight between 1 - 5pm, and non of them have made any complaints about this.
Thanks for your comments, I will see what happens this Autumn and take it from there.
my acers havent had so many leaves on them this year. any one know why
Hi, Can anyone tell me if I need to do anything special when I plant my new Acer ie special type of peat etc?Many thanks
No, multi-purpose is fine. Pot away and admire its beauty.
This is my 50p bargain Acer Orange Dream from Wilko's. I haggled with them because it didn't have any leaves and they didn't know it was deciduous !
On the subject of Acers, I tried to link my post from last year on here but the site wouldn't let me. I damaged the roots last year of my Palmatum and was advised to leave it until this year to see if it would recover. Just been checking it and it still looks poorly . To be honest I thought it was dead but some of the bark is still green . There's no sign of any buds and some of the branches have gone very pale and white-ish, Should I leave it a bit longer or have I lost it ?
Brum- just a month??
JG - love your bargain ! I have an Orange Dream which is currently only about a foot tall - can't wait for it to look like that one !
Ok , Brumbull - will do that. How long should I leave it for ?
Chicky - I am always haggling in Wilko's . They haven't got a clue.
Made me smile - getting a discount coz it had no leaves !
Acer bloodgood actually prefer full sun. They do not need acidic soil, a mulch of leaf mould is all that is needed - and keeping the soil moist if in a pot. Like all Japanese maples thet hate strong wind and need to be kept out of it.
Ok. Took some pics of my poor little acer. Here goes.
So just cut the dead wood out ? See . it looks really sick.