Brown spots on new A.S. Aureum?

lucygreenthumbApril 27, 2007

Hi All,

I just recieved a one gallon acer shirasawanum 'Aureum' in the mail. It's leaves are just opening and most of the leaves have small round, brown spots on them - toward the outer third of the leaf. At first I took this for a bit of bruising from being shipped, but as more leaves are opening with spots, I'm getting worried.

Each muddy brown spot is between 1-3 mms in diameter and there's maybe half a dozen per leaf. A couple of leaves have no spots, but most do. The stems are all bright green and the bark and graft look good.

I've just emailed the supplier - but I thought I'd run it past my favorite experts as well. I'm sorry I don't have pictures but is this description enough to give you any ideas? Ask away with questions and I'll do my best to clairify.

Thanks in advance,

Lucy

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myersphcf(z6a IL)

I had this happen to my golden full moon I attributed it to one of two things ..#1 putting it in ANY sun whatsoever after recieving it !!! #2 too stinkin much water by either you or most likely the shipper to assure it doesn't dry out during shipping .. BTW mine got worse and worse lost all of it's leaves and croaked..DO NOT WATER and PLACE IN A TOTALLY SHADED PLACE but not inside,...gradually move out into filtered sun and lightly water when totally dry ..but I'd bet it likely won't make it. I think this is a truly beautiful JM but am NOT inclined to recommend it to anyplace other than optimin JM growing areas and to folks who really know how to grow JM's ..just NOT worth it ..IMHO stick with the Autumn moon although it too can be touchy it is a breeze compared to the GFM David

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