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Bloodgood leaves turning green

Posted by dwpc 7 - N Arizona (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 19, 13 at 13:28

Last month I planted an 8 ft (15 gal) Bloodgood maple in bud and it leafed very nicely in deep burgundy color. Its fully leafed now and the inner (shaded) leaves are turning green. It's planted in dappled shade to protect from the blazing Arizona sun at 4500 ft. Is the greening simply in the genes, or a sign of something environmental?

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RE: Bloodgood leaves turning green

Pretty common for 'Bloodgood' to bronze or "green out" if planted in hot climates or full sun. Dappled shade should alleviate this to some extent.

FWIW, there are a lot of seed-grown or inferior so-called 'Bloodgood's on the market and these may not hold their color through the season even as well as the true 'Bloodgood'. Your need to make sure you are selecting and purchasing from a reputable grower/retail nursery and that the tree is grafted.

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