Have you seem this maple?

CEFreeman(DC/MD Burbs 7B)August 2, 2012

Hello yet again!

I have this maple growing next to my concrete step in about 3" of dirt. Well, this baby has been there for about 3 years and I've grown to like its perseverance and leaf coloring. The thing is, I've never seen anything like it.

I was hoping someone might recognize the different stages I'm going to post here. There will be 3 pics posted separately.

Thanks for your help!

The first is the oldest growth

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
CEFreeman(DC/MD Burbs 7B)

This 2nd pic is the medium mature leaves. I love their patterns!

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 1:54PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
CEFreeman(DC/MD Burbs 7B)

Here you can see the very newest (August!) growth is reddish.
This pic shows leaves in all 3 stages.

Any ideas?
I appreciate it! :)

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 1:55PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Just a guess...and I stress, a guess. Might be iron deficiency due to the high pH from the concrete causing yellowing with green veins.

tj

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 7:11PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
CEFreeman(DC/MD Burbs 7B)

Oh, wow. What a shame.
If I dig it up and am actually able to move it, it'll go away!
I really like it.
Poor thing.
I wonder if like hydrangea, if I put a nail in the soil if it'll change. Worth a shot!

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 9:43PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
7-day season for maple sap?
Here in Southern Minnesota, had an unseasonable warm...
grovestead
Over-wintering small Maples on a window sill
Het, Just wondering. Can you over-winter small maple...
Timothy Wood
Is the trunk on my maple tree rotting?
About 3 years ago we had an early snow and the center...
sands4us
Japanese maple tree identification
Hi, I got this Japanese Maple from an arbor day giveaway...
iluv2knit
Green-leafed, spreading-habit Japanese Maple varieties?
Hi All- We're looking for a Japanese Maple for our...
folksnake
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™