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yochampion
Jul 24, 2017 2:28 PM CST
i transplanted my japanese maple and it now has brown curling leaves. should i cut back? i did scrape the branches and some are still green and some art not. should i cut back the ones that are brown? i am watering daily as well. it's been 3 weeks.
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Bonehead
Jul 24, 2017 2:52 PM CST
Keep watering it - deeply if you can, then wait until it dries out to water again. You want to encourage the roots to grow down deep rather than sitting on the surface. You can cut off anything that is brittle and brown on the inside, although I usually wait until spring to do this - there is usually some amount of winter kill and I use that pruning to shape the tree. I've also seen some really dead looking branches throw out new growth in the spring. I find keeping the maples open works best for me, and they can really take a lot of pruning and still look tidy. I've had near dead trees recover over time, so don't give up hope!
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Name: Philip Becker
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Philipwonel
Jul 24, 2017 2:56 PM CST
Wrong time of year to plant/transplant, anything.
Dont dround it watering everyday.
Picture would help. Your temps. How much root did you get. Type of soil. Etc, also.
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