Help required with my Maple

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Help required with my Maple

Post  kev3007 on Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:40 pm



I need some advice on this Maple I recently bought. You can see it hasn't really come into leaf.
It has had a tough winter and the pot it is in is cracked and being held together with duct tape.
I have real trouble pushing a wooden skewer into the pot which tells me the roots are rammed in this pot.
Can i still repot this tree this late in June?

Please advise on the best course of action to save this tree.

Can someone also tell me whay type of Maple it is?

Thanks

kev3007
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Help required with my Maple

Post  Randy_Davis on Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:36 pm

Kev,

your maple looks like an English Field maple (Acer campestre) to me. They are tough trees and can take a slip potting at this time of the year into a larger container. Don't do to much in the way of root work other than to loosen up the ones at the edges of the root ball so they will grow into the new soil medium. It will take a month or so for the tree to settle into the new pot and begin to grow more vigorusly.

Randy

Randy_Davis
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Help required with my Maple

Post  Kev Bailey on Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:11 pm

Randy is spot on with ID and advice. Get it into a slightly larger pot, or into the earth and keep well watered. It will do fine. They are very vigorous trees.

_________________
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” - Charles Darwin.

Kev Bailey
Admin


Back to top Go down

Re: Help required with my Maple

Post  Sponsored content Today at 4:17 pm


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum