Posted: 01/02/2014 at 11:43
Ideal time now to transplant.
Choose a sheltered position or it. cold winds are the biggest enemy for jap acers.
Strong direct sun is not good either ESP re dissectum types. They will burn
After a fair amount of position changing and investigation I can now grow a nice looking purple Acer. I have positioned it to avoid strong direct sun, sheltered it from cold winds and provided good humous rich soil. Acers are not really ideal plants for me as I'm near the coast.
They do transplant well..... 6' isn't too big. Yes, go for it. Get as big a rootball as poss and have the recipient hole already prepared so it's planted asp.