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

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CEFreeman(DC/MD Burbs 7B)

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

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 1:54PM
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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
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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
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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
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