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Little Maple tree. Do they need special soil?

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Starbear Thu 25-Jun-09 16:05:01

I've brought a tiny maple tree in a pot I want to re pot it. What type of soil do I need? Any other tip please? smile

Tangle Thu 25-Jun-09 16:14:16

It would probably prefer an ericaceous compost. I potted one on a few years back and I've got a vague feeling (sorry blush - not very helpful) that I added a bit of grit and probably didn't add extra fertiliser. I also prefer to use soil based composts (john innes style) for containers as I find they don't blow over so much and don't get so dry so fast.

Is it a japanese mapel? Lots of them are gorgeous - I hope it does well for you

Chaotica Thu 25-Jun-09 17:44:57

As tangle says, ericacious (acidic soil, I think?) - the same as for rhododendrons (most garden centres have it). Other than that, keep it out of too much wind and don't let it go dry (obviously).

Starbear Thu 25-Jun-09 23:07:04

Oh! Thank you I knew it need something different but couldn't remember what smile

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