Japanese Maple Wilt - Knowledgebase Question

Burlington, IA
Question by Kentpowell
January 26, 1998
We lost a Japanese Maple "Red Filligree Lace" last season to some kind of leaf curl. I'd like to replant, but I'm
afraid of losing another specimen. Can you tell me how to
treat this kind of infection ?


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Answer from NGA
January 26, 1998

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Many maples are susceptible to a disease called verticillium wilt. It affects the entire vascular system and results in the death of the tree. Verticillium is a soilborne fungus that's almost impossible to eradicate. You may want to find a replacement tree other than a maple if you want to replant in the same spot.

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