My acer has no leaves left.

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What can I do?

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    Please provide with the information such as watering routine, sunlight, weather etc...
    – Spectra
    Jun 8, 2022 at 18:54
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    Most likely it's dead. Maybe not, but most likely. Edit to provide details (where in the world, how old, what size pot, and what's already requested above,) but don't expect miracles.
    – Ecnerwal
    Jun 8, 2022 at 21:45
  • What kind of acer? Jun 9, 2022 at 2:19
  • Im in the uk Midlands- in terms of watering it’s mostly rain - sun its in sort of a bright spot bt not too much heat it did have keaves now theyv all gone can i revive? The pot has a circumference of about 49cm im not sure how old it is was bought a year ago, also i have no idea wat type of acer it is i think maple, it used to have red purple leaves
    – Khan
    Jun 9, 2022 at 7:40
  • So presumably a Japanese Red Maple, as the "usual" small red-leafed maple in garden-center commerce.
    – Ecnerwal
    Jun 9, 2022 at 16:28

1 Answer 1


Carefully scratch the bark with a coin or thumbnail. If it shows green, the tree is alive. Practice on a shrub so you know what you're looking for. More detail here, for example.

  • Thank u so much i will try this
    – Khan
    Jun 9, 2022 at 17:34
  • @Khan - You're welcome.
    – Peter4075
    Jun 10, 2022 at 6:10

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