About 10 days ago I bought an Acer palmatum var. dissectum Crimson Queen.
I'm not sure how old it is but it was about 4 feet tall and gorgeously red.
When I was planting it I used some root grower and then watered throroughly.
About 2 days later I noticed that the leaves on the top were not only losing
their brightness but turning brown to grey. Since then it's seemed to get
I know these are supposed to get partial sun to shade, preferably afternoon
shade. The best I can do is shade almost all morning long, until about
noon. I'm in Alabama where it is normally rather hot but in the past 2
weeks it hasn't been too bad, 80 max. A couple of days ago it rained a lot
here, pretty heavily, and a lot of the leaves ended up just falling off
Yesterday I started misting it before I went to work in the morning, I'll
try doing it every day before work - I've read this can help. But I really
want to know if there's anything else I can do, if it's likely it won't make
it, or if it should come back next year after it gets its roots set in
deeper. I'm willing to try anything.