Have a small maple in a garden pot; tree is perhaps 2.5 feet tall.
tree is at least 4 years old, but stunted due to pot size. tree
needed to be transplanted, but i forgot to water it after its leaves
had fully opened this year. the leaves are dead except for a very few
tiny wilted leaves that appear to have a bit of moisture still in
them. is this tree dead, or might it come back?
Soak it real good and keep your fingers crossed. Pot culture is very
demanding the smaller the pot the more attention required I've found.
Don't you just love the English language.
Look at the watering info here.
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You can tell if it, or almost any woody-stemmed plant is dead by
scratching the side of a stem with your finger-nail or a tool. If
you find green, it's still alive.
I just went through this with a sun fuschia that I've had out in the
side - forever!. Most of the large top stem is gone, but by
checking the side stems, I have established where to prune.
I got a potted Japanese maple to do beautifully by making big holes in the
the pot and then putting this over some good soil. the roots go thru the bottom
holes and the tree was happy it drained well but had constant moisture.
we moved it to rebuild our shed and DH didnt listen to me about digging around
pot and he sliced off the roots and the tree died. I am going to replace this
not in the pot. BTW, those crystals that hold water is a good idea for potted
plants like this. good luck. INgrid
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