Acer Shirazz in Southern California
Hello everyone, I'm a new member to both this forum and the gardening world!
I am hoping someone here could give me some advice on the Acer Shirazz even though it is pretty new to the US.
I picked up a 4-4.5 foot Acer Shirazz in an 8.5 gallon pot from my local nursery at 70% off yesterday even though I am in Zone 10 (San Diego) and they are suggested 5-8. It was such a good deal I couldn't pass it up! I've been trying to find some info on it, but there isn't much out there.
I am planning on planting it in the front yard in full sunlight. It says it does well in full light. There really isn't any space for it that has partial shade at my house, so I am hoping full light will be okay. The soil has been neglected and I was wondering what help I could give the soil to start the tree off right. I have removed a Yarrow and Lavender plant from the location and will be removing a small tea tree and planting it elsewhere.
I am wondering what tips you would give someone with their first maple, especially in my climate. Is it possible for the tree to survive or should I not get too optimistic. Also any tips to get the soil to the trees liking. Any other suggestions or advice are most welcome!