Groundcover Under a Japanese Maple

I have a gorgeous Japanese Maple tree. Underneath, to discourage weeds, I have planted ground cover which is doing well. Should I have done this – is it a detriment to the tree? If so, should I just put mulch…

Training Japanese maple

My Japanese maple looks like growing too heavy on the left size. Is that ok to remove the lowest branch out so to make it grow like a weeping canopy?…

Verticillium Wilt dispose of fall leaves?

I have a Japanese maple with Verticillium wilt. It is doing okay for now and dropping its fall leaves. I don’t know what to do with those leaves, though. Can they be put into the city compost collection. What do…

Japanese Maple

My church is considering planting a Japanese Maple in an internal courtyard as part of their 50th anniversary. While Japanese Maple are quite pretty, I was concerned that it was an invasive species (https://www.invasiveplantatlas.org/subject.html?sub=3001). I’ve also found this site that…

Japanese Maple Replacement

I am a long time member of TBG but this is my first garden help request so please let me know if this is not the right route. I had a beautiful mature Japanese Maple that was very much the…

Spots on Japanese Maple

I have spots on my Japanese Maple leaves in addition to some leaves which are withered. I assume the latter is due to not enough water. Please advise me re the cause of the spots and if there is a…

Japanese maple wilting question

Hello, We are located in Guelph, Ontario. Zone 5b. We planted a small, japanese maple tree in our front yard in June of this year (full sun in the morning). The leaves have begun to wilt over the last month.…

red japanese maple leaves drying up branches dying

Hi my 15 year old red Japan Japanese maple seems to be dying some branches were completely dead after last winter and the leaves are drying up, curling up and dying. the nursery gardener advised fertilizer spikes which I did…

Japanese Maple

Our 12 yr old Japanese maple appears to be slowly dying. It did not bloom as normal and the leaves are curling. The past few weeks it began to grow new shoots. Red colour in picture. Please can you help.…

Coral Bark Japanese maple

3 year old maple – 4 feet high – in well drained soil – 5/6 h of sunlight – zone 6A – approx. 1km from Lake Erie shore in Ridgeway – two thirds of crown is well leafed out with…