should northern hi-lights have fall colour?

rebaru(z5 QC)November 6, 2009

I bought (a tiny) one of these at the montreal botanical gardens years ago, and the last 2 or three years it has become a nice bush. I was delighted to find last year, and this, that its leaves are stunning in the fall. this summer i saw a great deal on the same bush at wal-mart and bought one. it is planted near the original, but while the established bush has lovely red leaves, the new one's leaves are still green, and it looks like they may not turn at all. what gives?

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rhodyman(SE PA, USDA Z6)

For the leaves to turn, the plant must go dormant. The new plant hasn't gotten accustomed to the annual cycle and gone dormant.

There is a chance the one a walmart may have been mislabeled also.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2009 at 5:29PM
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rebaru(z5 QC)

thanks for the reply! i hope your first suggestion is the reason!

    Bookmark   November 6, 2009 at 11:01PM
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