anyone have a Wilson's Pink Dwarf?

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  1. Dr. Cindy

    Dr. Cindy Member

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    I am asking because although Vertrees says this variety likes full sun, mine is telling me otherwise. Mine's been in the ground for a year, is about 4 feet high, with an 1" caliper. The leaves on the top of the tree seemed to scorch very easily, about 2 inches down the stems, although it has not been very hot (yet) here in Washington state. It's a bit dismaying to see since the leaves are so pretty.
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Might have something to do with being out there where it can be a little windy or more continental than in closer to the Sound. However, the climate isn't nearly as hot as down where J.D. was, in Roseburg!

    Other than that, maybe it got frosted or has a disease problem. I wouldn't plant any special (non-wild) Japanese maple in completely unrelieved full sun here, unless near a lake or heavily irrigated lawn that kept the humidity up during our dry summers.
     
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    alex66 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    My Fire Glow have leaves brown for two years,after have use the leaves of Pinus and pinus bark around the trunk;I don't have this problem, and I live in central Italy!I use this pratice for every acer in my garden.alex
     
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    Gomero Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    jacquot Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    I agree with Gomero. I have mine in a similar siting, with some winter exposure to prevailing winds and get some dieback, but no scorching. It is a beautiful tree.
     
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    Planted last year and easily sun scorches? Was it a containerized tree? Did you remove at least 40-50% of the bark before planting and blend the exposed roots into native soil??? Makes a BIG difference in health and survivability, especially during the first two years in the ground.

    Brian
     
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    whis4ey Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    40/50% of the BARK Brian????
     
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    At least 40-50% of the bark-based GROWING MEDIA, not the bark from the tree.
     
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    whis4ey Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    'growing medium' or even 'soil' would have been easier to understand :)
    I am just beginning to realise the importance of doing just that
    But then ... I am still learning all the time from others who know better than me
     
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    It was a containerized tree, but I had not heard until now that on is supposed to remove 40-50% of the soil. I usually just add compost to all of my plantings and have never had any problems. The tree is not diseased, and we haven't had any late frosts. I'm sure it's just the full sun, and we do get a bit of wind where I live. Unfortunately, I don't have a place with afternoon shade for this tree. I can try the mulching with the pine needles. Any other suggestions?
     
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    whis4ey Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Buy it an umbrella? LOL
    Plant a taller tree beside it to provide some shade and protection from the wind?
     
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    alex66 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    rigth water is another suggestions, if is more leaves are brown ......
     
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    Or maybe a piece of 50-70% shade cloth to temporarily protect from the sun would help to acclimatize the young leaves.
     
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    whis4ey Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    The Japanese wouldn't be slow to do either if they had a tree which was suffering :)
     

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