Posted: Today at 19:17
I bought a Japanese Maple a few months ago (Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Garnet' to be precise) and am growing it in a pot on the balcony.
I've noticed two things. Firstly some of the leaves are a lot greener than I would expect at this time of year, which I am guessing may be because it's only getting maybe three or four hours of sun where it is. Secondly, and more worryingly, some of the leaves are drying out, crumpling up and dropping, and really not looking at all healthy. I know it's autumn, but similar trees in my areas still have all their leaves.
Could it be that it's just settling in, or should I be worried? It has had a bit of an aphid infestation, but I don't think it was that, and I've dealt with that now.
Thanks for any suggestions,