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Japanese maple

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by Jonnyallen, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. Jonnyallen

    Jonnyallen Apprentice Gardener

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    Hi, this is my first post on here. I'm a keen gardener with no knowledge. I moved into a new house last year with a large garden. There were heavily overgrown trees to the rear of the garden which were fighting for space and taking up approx 5 metres of garden lenght. Infront of these trees is a well estaished Japanese maple with amazing orange red leaves. I chopped down and removed the laurel To the tear of the garden but left the maple untouched. I had to remove alot of ivy that had covered the side fence and was clinging onto the maple. 1 year later and I havenoticed the maple is not showing any signs of leaves/ buds growing? I have not interfered with the roots or branches except to remove the ivy. Does maple bloom late or could this be some sort of stress that has damaged the tree.

    Thanks guys.
     
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    • westwales

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      Removing Ivy shouldn't do any harm, if anything leaving it would have caused greater problems. Most trees only show signs of growth when the weather warms up. I think you just need to be patient.
       
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        Thanks for the reply, I'll hang on a bit longer.
         
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        Thanks for the welcome, and guess what??? I have returned home tonight to find 6 or seven leaves growing at the top of the tree!! PANIC OVER!
         
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          Great news! :phew: :dbgrtmb:
           
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          Gardening ALWAYS needs patience :)
          I have a Japanese maple in a pot which looked a sorry sight 6 weeks ago, when all the others were starting to leaf out and look good. I thought it might have cooked its goose.
          Today it is absolutely BRILL and so healthy LOL
           
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          I too have maples. Loving them , I work in a sawmill most my life cutting timber for house and fence posts ect how try to put made it up by planting seeds lol. I have very little knowledge , I got a pal who a gardener. By trade.
           
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          Glad your Acer seems to be ok now, Jonnyallen. :)

          I bought a tiny Japanese Maple back in early June and it has grown more than foot in this time, which I think is unusual? It's in a pot and I've also noticed some of the newer leaves have bits taken out of them, as though something is eating them. Hope not, as I really want this Acer to grow healthy and strong, they're a beautiful tree!
           

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