The Q&A Archives: Why Japanese Redwood Maple Turns Green ?

Question: Why does my Japanese redwood maple leaves turn from red to greeen.

Answer: In some varieties of Japanese maple, the new foliage and/or the fall coloration may be red but the normal summer color green. In some cases high temperatures and/or shady conditions can also contribute to the color change, but usually it is a natural occurrence and can't be forced to stay red.

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