My $12.50 Ukigumo
I was at Lowe's today and was supposed to be picking up a plant for a friends wedding gift when I saw a Japanese Maple in the 75% off bin. The poor guy is raggedy, his leaves are dry and dead in spots and he was in quite a need of a serious drink of water.
Now what? I have it at home, what should I do to make it happy and comfortable in it's new surroundings? Pink leaves? Really? The picture on the Lowe's tag shows a bit of pink but nothing like what I saw on some image searches. What soil will it like? Full shade? Good or bad? I've only ever had regular old midwestern maple trees in my yard.
Helpful advise, pointers and tips would be much appreciated.