Acer palmatim leaf issue

Asked April 24, 2019, 2:21 PM EDT

Planted a Acer palmatum this early spring, container grown from a nursery. Leafing out really well except the tips. The tips have live leaf buds but are

not opening. Should we prune

back tbese branches. Soil is moist with ckay and compost , slow release fertiliser.

Outside United States japanese maples

1 Response

Thank you for contacting us about your tree. It would be best to consult with the nursery where you purchased the tree. If they are unable to advise you, please provide us with the following and perhaps we will be able to help:

  • Where are you located?
  • What have the weather conditions been since the tree was planted?
  • Please send close-up digital photos showing the branch tips as well as the trunk at soil line.
  • Is the soil normally moist or dry? How much water does the tree get in a week (rain and irrigation combined.)
It is difficult to diagnose plant problems from photographs, but with the additional information we may be able to help