Sunburn On Acer Palmatum - Knowledgebase Question

Salinas, CA
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Question by doornik
September 26, 2001
I am looking to plant a Burgundy Lace Japanese Maple in full sun in a zone 9 climate. Is this tree prone to sunburn?

Answer from NGA
September 26, 2001
Japanese maple leaves are prone to both sun and wind burn. Your tree will look more attractive if it's planted in a protected spot where it will get shade from the hottest afternoon sunshine.

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