Japanese Maple Trees

Japanese Acer


cyates_ghil@hotmail.com added on October 11, 2016 | Answered

Early in the year, my Japanese acer which is in a large pot, looked ill. Many of the leaves seemed to be partially eaten; in fact, some stalks were quite bare. It reminded me of when my gooseberries were attacked by sawfly so I sprayed the acer with the same chemical. It picked up and did well all summer. I then went away for five weeks ...end of August to end of September. Upon my return, the acer was completely bare of leaves and there is evidence of 'nibbling'. It's a lovely pink and green leaved tree normally and I don't know how to help it.


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on October 12, 2016

I would use Neem Oil to treat the pest issue.

Neem Oil is organic and safe for people, pets and bees.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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