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Q.Acer palmatum firehlow

Zone Zone 8 | Anonymous added on May 5, 2019 | Answered

Hi dear all
I live in a top 3rd floor near the woods of Zollikerberg in Zurich Switzerland. In summer it is very hot and in winter is very snowy this balcony/terrasse.
I planted the tree last September and it lost imediately all the leaves.
I pruned it in autumn.
It survived the winter.
And now I was expecting it to come back. But while it is not dead, it also doesn’t let the leaves grow.
What shall I do?

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Answered on May 6, 2019

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment.
Feed before new growth begins in spring. Pruning time: late winter to early spring.
You will need a shade to part shade location and may need to provide shelter from wind.
You will need to add extra insulation in a container planting.
It's possible some of the roots have died off.

Check the branches; do they bend or snap off.
Also do a bark scratch test.

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