I was wondering if anyone is growing A. palmatum 'Ryuzu' successfully? I have had it for several years and just can't seem to get it to thrive. I had it in the ground at first and it seemed to be unhappy with the soil, like it was staying too wet. I had leaf drop, etc. and thought I was going to lose it. So, I took it out of the ground and have been keeping it in a clay pot in a lighter soil mix. The leaf drop stopped, a little new growth came out, but after a couple years in a pot, it still isn't making any new growth, just sitting there. It doesn't look bad, the leaves look okay. I just wish it would do something, either die or grow. Are there any suggestions on growing it, like likes/dislikes, etc? I just realized I should take a picture and post it. It's dark out right now, but will post one later.