I recently bought a potted acer tree (Acer palmatum katsura) from a garden centre. However, it is now dropping leaves (14th June) and I dont know how to help it! The leaves drop very easily - if I move the tree slightly or brush up against it.
I live in England (North-West) so it is just coming into the summer months. It is kept on my balcony that is West facing and only recieves direct sunlight from about 4pm.
We did have a very hot May with lots of sunlight, and I think the leaves became a bit scorhed and perhaps I didn't water it enough. It has also been very windy, but I always try to move the plant to a more sheltered spot if the winds are excessive.
I have ordered some wood chippings to spread around the top of the pot to try and keep more moisture in.
I am unsure how to tell if it is pot bound? Although I have read you should repot before the growth season.
Any advice on how to help the plant and stop it dropping leaves would be amazing.