Bloodgood Alternative for Balcony

Discussion in 'Maples' started by BlackMaple, Jul 19, 2020.

  1. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @BlackMaple good evening, great photos of your new collection. Nothing to worry about IMO, yours are looking very typical of maples this year and especially in August. The heat has taken it's toll on many across Europe, with many losing their leaves completely.
    Very glad you have the Vertrees book, it is full of very useful information and regarding individual cultivars.
    Do try and make sure that you water only when needed. Potted maples can suffer badly from being over watered. Always check the soil before you water and not carry it out because your diary says it's watering day. Rule of thumb, if dry water if wet then don't.
    Nothing to worry about with your Bloodgood IMO, just heat and moving stress. Next year you will see your trees as they should be. Just to add, garden centres and nurseries never look after them as we all do at home. This is why I have found that around 2 years after I have purchased a maple is when they start to look a lot better.

    Look forward to seeing your Autumn display.
     
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    Thank you for the reminder @Acerholic Will do that than :)

    I hope that the 50% shade cloth will be enough for the Ukigumo. It would be standing in full sun now, until 14:00, but due to the cloth that only lasts from around 06:30 to 10:00. Can't wait for it to show some white next year.
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @BlackMaple, your Ukigumo will need the most shade to give it the best chance next year. 50% sounds pretty good to me.
     
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