Return to the Maples Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
mistreated Japanese Maple

Posted by john9 5 (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 31, 12 at 13:17

Due to ignorance we planted a young Japanese maple in clay soil and all day sun this spring. Only after it began struggling did I do some research and learn of my mistakes.
It had stopped growing and had begun slowly losing leaves.
Recently, however, it has begun sprouting new bright, red leaves and shoots over most of its branches.
Despite the full sun location and the clay soil, amended with mulch, is there hope for this tree in its present location?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: mistreated Japanese Maple

There's always hope :-) However, without knowing - or better yet - seeing exactly how and under what conditions it has been planted, it's hard to provide any assurances.

If you can come back with the name of the JM and some pics of how it has been planted, maybe we can give you some better info. FWIW, all day sun and clay soil - provided you properly accounted for it - do not necessarily mean the tree will not thrive.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Maples Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here