Posted 1Y ago by @DearFeverfew

Does anyone know what could possibly be wrong with my Jap...

8” pot
Last watered 1 year ago
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@DearFeverfew I wish I knew about this plant but I don’t πŸ₯Ή. Is it the first year you’re growing it? If so maybe it’s the change in temperature? Or Maybe there is a pattern with the leaves on that branch that we can hone in on?
@ShiraHeals it is newer we put it in March I believe. It has been pretty hot in Georgia. I just find it off that’s it’s one branch.
Heat stress. Regardless of howmuch water you give, with the extreme heat many trees will shed the leaves as a survival mechanism to conserve energy and water. It can bounce back, water everyday so it's more likely to spring back, shade if possible during hottest hours. Mine lost all leaves this year! But it was not dead, I immediately saw new small buds. Kept it in the shade (mine is small and I have it in a vase on wheels), and in 2-3 weeks I had an entire new canopy!
Agree with the post above. Looks like heat stress. I’m in TN and we have kind of the same temps. Mine get 4-5 hours of direct sunlight in the morning and shade in the afternoon. In the afternoon the light should be dappled or shade since these trees grow under other trees originally, they get dappled sunlight. The acer palmatum, dogwoods and red buds is partial shade unlike the green Japanese maple. Also the soil preference is a bit on the acidic side. soil needs to dry well between watering a bit they’re hardy overall and very beautiful. I have a small collection that are in development stage for bonsai and they’re gorgeous.