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Acer Beni Schichihenge problem?

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 23:43

Sorry that I cannot id your beetle... which has bands which run across the body.

However it is definitely not a vine weevil... which has banding running front to back.


any idea what it is

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 23:28

No plants should ever be taken from any nature reserve or nature trail and it is illegal for anyone, without permission of the owner or occupier of the land, to uproot any wild plant. A number of very rare plants in danger of extinction, or likely to become so, are specially protected by law, and removal or sale of any part of these plants is an offence. A person found guilty of breaking these laws may be fined up to £1,000, and if more than one plant is involved, this fine may be imposed for each of them. The Botanical Society of the British Isles lists species protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981.



Hope this helps.

any idea what it is

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 13:10

Sorry but that is not a good idea trifid house.

1. it is illegal to dig up plants from the wild.

2. It can be an invasive pest in gardens.

Acer Beni Schichihenge problem?

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 12:29

Hmm! Not sure what those are.

Good pic.

You have actually caught 2 on candid camera... err.. enjoying themselves!

Hope somone can id them... they might be cause of your problem.

What screening plant to block out brick building?

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 12:10

How about a climbing Honeysuckle....grown up /over trellis frame.

Quick to grow.

Stunning scent.

Reasonable price to buy... available at any garden centre.

Birds would love them to nest in. Eat the berries etc.

Can get evergreen ones eg Lonicera Henryi.


Or plant several different Lonicera, at 6-8ft spacing ... the flowers would open at different times etc.,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.46340616,d.d2k&fp=bf762468b5de09e&biw=1920&bih=967

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!

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