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spartycuse
May 20, 2016 6:33 PM CST
I live outside Chicago, and just had a Paperbark Maple planted. It is well established, about 9-10' tall. Its mid May and it has leaves, but they are still a little reddish green. Is that normal? I know it can be late to leaf. Will they turn all green soon?

Thanks!

Michael
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gasrocks
May 20, 2016 7:57 PM CST
Of all the different trees I have, the Paper Bark Maple is about the last to "wake up." Gene
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NJBob
May 20, 2016 8:06 PM CST
I agree always the last to leaf out.
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kniphofia
May 20, 2016 10:18 PM CST
A lot of young tree leaves have a reddish-brown tint, I wouldn't worry about it. Check them when they've fully expanded. They are wonderful trees!
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DaisyI
May 20, 2016 10:45 PM CST
I LOVE my Paperbark Maple but it is slow to grow and slow to leaf out. They make good bonsai and I can understand why. They are worth the wait.
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gasrocks
May 21, 2016 4:09 AM CST
I have a really nice Gingerbread Maple tree. I believe it is a cross between a Paperbark and a Nico Maple. Nice bark, great fall color. Gene

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