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Acer Beni Schichihenge problem?

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 12:07

Sorry cannot see enough detail.

Do they look like this......


Dreaded scale insect.... Pulvinaria regalis.

That could well be the problem!

Acer Beni Schichihenge problem?

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 11:30

We grow Acer Beni Schichihenge. as well as 200 more named Acers.

The leaves are gorgeous, but it is  very slow weak growing tree compared to many others Acer palmatums.

Wait for advice from UBC, however, personally I would not move an Acer when it is struggling. You could just finish it off completely.

Have you checked to make sure it is not planted too deeply?

Is it too wet.?

Sometimes our Acers have died... when dug up the roots have been hanging, as if in the roof of a cave... dried up. B.....MOLES!

Acer Beni Schichihenge problem?

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 09:36

Named Acer palmatum such as Beni.... ,are always grafted on to the rootstock of Acer palmatum.

Sometimes the plain rootstock will grow... this is called reversion.

This pic shows a red leafed Acer with plain green leaves which are growing from below the graft.

Plain green leaves are stronger and faster growing than variegated, very dissected leaves. They twigs of plain leaves must always be removed.

University of British Columbia in Canada has a wonderful very active forum.

 It including a specialist maple section..With masses of pic, help and advise from real experts all over the world. Including folk from UK!

No Blossom on flowering cherry

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 20:53

Sparrows eat all the flowers buds on our dwarf cherry.,,,Prunus incisa Kojo- no- mai.

Only bottom branches have flowers.

Perfectly healthy otherwise

Do you think...

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 18:57

Golden elm are not fast growers.

I think £15.00 each sound a very good price.

Need help identifying this tree

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 13:06

Sorry I cannot tell if it is a crab apple or domestic eating apple from the flowers.

Need help identifying this tree

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 13:05

Looks like a Malus sp.

An apple tree.


Posted: 02/05/2013 at 21:52

This link by the Natural History museum may help.

It shows the 3 main contenders.

English blue bell...... Hyacintha non scripta...

Spanish bluebell ....Hyacinthoides hispanica

 and a cross between the two...Hyacinthoides x massartiana.

The colour of the pollen will help you to decide.

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