Japanese Acer – Orange Dream
I have attached a photo of my Japanese acer. I have noticed no leaves are growing and the buds are as it was a month back. I am using ericaceous compost and also use fertilizer every 2 weeks. I really loved this plant when I bought it last year and its a shame it does not appear to be growing. Is it too early to expect new leaves from this acer or is there something else that is going wrong. Really appreciate if you can assist. Sam
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Unfortunately, there are a few numbers missing in your USDA zone, and I cannot look up the climate in your area at this time.
This appears to be normal, as those are the leaf buds. They appear to be acting normally from the photo.
I would give it a little time. Patience will be key, here.
Here is an article to refresh you on their care requirements: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/japanese-maple/japanese-maple-care.htm