New Japanese Maple losing all its leaves

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  1. Japanese Maple Newby

    Japanese Maple Newby Member

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    I recently purchased a Japanese Maple ('Sekka Yatsubusa'). Shortly after I brought it home it started to shed its leaves. I decided to transplant it into a larger pot (11 gal) and move it indoors because I thought it would be a little less shocking than the ground and a fast approaching winter. But it is looking worse than ever. I know it can be normal for a maple to lose its leaves at this time of year but it seems excessive especially since we've had such great weather.

    Is there anything I can do?
    Perhaps a fertilizer of some sort?
     
  2. Kaitain4

    Kaitain4 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Its actually quite normal for a maple to lose its leaves this time of year no matter what kind of care it is recieving. The tree is on its own time-table for going dormant and there is little you or I can do to delay that. Best to let it do what it wants...
     
  3. mylesahead

    mylesahead Active Member

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    i would have to agree with k4,our sango kuku has completly lost all leaves now as well as our waterfall,its normal
     
  4. maf

    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    When you say "indoors" I hope you don't mean in your house. While losing leaves is entirely normal for a maple at this time of year, being moved to a warm environment is not and will result in the eventual death of the maple if not corrected. People in zone 5 and 6 often overwinter their container grown maples in places such as unheated garages if you think it is going to be too cold to move your plant outside.
     

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