Posted: 15/05/2016 at 21:08
A lot depends on which type of acer...those with dissected leaves are more easily damaged by wind, sea air and strong sun.
I have just the one...difficult here as sun is strong and the sea is near.....and it is in a large pot situated in a corner sheltered from afternoon sun and winds. It does very well
Linda, next to water is lovely if you can also give it shelter. is it possible to plant something taller on the sun side? A tall miscanthus like Variegatus ...which has a clean white/ green leaf......would good colour contrast, shape contrast and create dappled shade for your acer.
If you have to move it give it as sheltered spot as possible, avoid draughty spots and a god soil...doesn't need to be acid as some suggest. Cold winds will devastate an acer esp in early spring
Last edited: 15 May 2016 21:09:50