Why Japanese Redwood Maple Turns Green ? - Knowledgebase Question

Lansdale, PA
Question by MLUKANSKI
February 16, 2001
Why does my Japanese redwood maple leaves turn from red to greeen.

Answer from NGA
February 16, 2001


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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