Young Japanese Maple

maldy54July 26, 2008

I'm new to this forum. My Japanese Maple was planted this spring. It had red leaves then. They are now mostly all green. We've had lots of rain so I've not watered it alot.

Suggestions please??

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stompede(z7 VA)

A lot will depend on the cultivar you planted. Some cultivars are better than others when retaining color in the summer. Also, most cultivars want several hours of sun for best color. Those planted in too much shade will turn various shades of purple/green to all green in mostly to full shade.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2008 at 4:17PM
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Thank you. That's good to know. I don't know what cultivar. I'll look on the plant. It's in full sun, and gets morning sun too.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2008 at 8:14PM
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I live in a zone 10 (Florida).I know I can Grow a red japanese maple here! BUT! How can I make sure my maple goes into DORMANT mode!lol. Here it begins to get hot around November and it doesnt last to long! If anyone can give me a hand with this question it will be appreciet it!Im new with maples so I need as much help as possible! thanks!

    Bookmark   August 5, 2008 at 8:03PM
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