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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:08 am 
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We tranplanted a Japanese maple into our yard in Dallas in a shady spot, but discovered a gap in the trees: it gets a streak of full sun about 4pm. If we move it about six feet it will be fully shaded, but since it was transplanted less than two weeks ago I'm afraid to move it again.
What's the best approach?
I am not sure of the variety. It's a standard tree form, not weeping, and has green leaves, not red. See the photo.
Also, as you might be able to see, the leaves are curling up from the bottom up. The top leaves that get the blast of sun are OK. We are following the landscaper's instructions to water it every day and don't fertilize it, but I see warnings that Japanese maples can easily be overwatered. Any insight into proper care for a newly planted 7-ft. tall Japanese maple tree?
--Barry in Dallas


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After doing some research we've cut back to watering every second or third day--if the ground is dry. The top leaves are still OK, so I'm hoping the sun is too brief to be of harm.

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It's a lovely location, and the "gap" may not always stay the same as the upper trees grow.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:07 pm 
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northwesterner wrote:
It's a lovely location, and the "gap" may not always stay the same as the upper trees grow.


Thanks, Northwesterner. You're right, and I think we'll just see how it does. So far, the upper leaves aren't burning, so maybe the heat's not bad. 'Course, we're about to get our first 100 degree day here in North Texas...

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