Rebecca D
Rebecca D
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  • Dearborn, MI
Asked on May 4, 2012

The new growth on my (bloodgood) J. maple is curled and turning brown. Help! Losing this tree is not an option!

Jean MooreConnie BRebecca D
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Answered

Michigan had an odd winter season this year, and the spring weather is too!
6 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on May 5, 2012

    I suspect your Japanese maple pushed out foliage early because of the warm weather and then got hit by a frost. The tree should put on new foliage to replace that which dies. Make sure it is getting enough water, but do not fertilize.

  • Rebecca D
    on May 5, 2012

    Thank you so much Douglas! I will watch for new growth! Our spring thunderstorms and high winds are "Awful" Planted the tree when we bought our house 26 yrs now!

  • Douglas Hunt
    on May 6, 2012

    Good luck, Rebecca. I'm sure it's seen some crazy weather before in its 26 years.

  • Rebecca D
    on May 6, 2012

    Yes, it has Douglas... Looks better today, I think it'll make it ! lol

  • Connie B
    on May 7, 2012

    Mine has done the same thing, We had warm spell, then a bad frost for several nights. It is beginning to recover. Am so glad as I am attached to it.

  • Jean Moore
    on Oct 11, 2015

    Mine had done this too for two years in a row. Also new growth came in green and I was wondering if it was reverting back to whatever it might have been before. I chopped off the green limb and it seemed to be ok. This fall it looks sad and I may just have to remove it entirely. I don't know what else to do.

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