Wilting Leaves On Japanese Maple - Knowledgebase Question

Huntington Beach, CA
Question by GLOBALONE
June 11, 2003
I BOUGHT A FIVE GALLON JAPANESE MAPLE OSHIO-BENI SIX WEEKS AGO,POTTED IT IN A OVERSIZED TERRA COTTA PLANTER,WATERED,FERTILIZED,AND THE END OF THE LEAVES ARE WILTING,ALSO LOOK LIKE THEY ARE DRYING UP AND WILTING,REST OF TREE LOOKS HEALTHY. ANY THOUGHTS PLEASE IT LOOKS VERY SAD AND DYING,PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR PROFESSIONAL ADVICE,THIS IS ONE OF YOUR FIRST CLASS TREES.


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Answer from NGA
June 11, 2003

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Japanese maple leaves are extremely sensitive to over-exposure to afternoon sunshine. If your tree is getting afternoon sun, try moving it to a more protected spot. The best sites for Japanese maples are those that provide protection from drying winds, and filtered afternoon shade.

Best wishes with your maple!

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