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Cristiangee
Nov 10, 2017 5:05 AM CST
I recently just purchased a beautiful autumn blaze maple tree that turns red in fall but i recently noticed that they grow in zones 3-8 in which i live in zone 10 (San Diego california). i have no dough it will grow nice and healthy here but will it be able to change color in fall?, Temperatures only get lowest at 48f here, only through December- January
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Nov 10, 2017 7:44 AM CST
Here in zone 9 our neighbor's maples do turn colors in the fall but not every year.
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DaisyI
Nov 10, 2017 6:32 PM CST
According to this website, they will grow in Southern CA and give you fall color:

http://sageoutdoordesigns.com/...
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ctcarol
Nov 10, 2017 6:44 PM CST
That was interesting to read. I would only add "depending on weather" as last year was a warmer than normal winter, which could make a difference. A little color is better than none though, and who knows what this year will bring. It may also depend on where in SD...coast, hills, canyons get different amounts of chill.
This about a different plant, but very good lesson on color changing. http://www.hiddenvalleyhibiscu... It explains what causes the change in layman's terms
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Cristiangee
Nov 11, 2017 12:20 PM CST
DaisyI said:According to this website, they will grow in Southern CA and give you fall color:

http://sageoutdoordesigns.com/...


Thank you! Hopefully they will
San Diego
Cristiangee
Nov 11, 2017 12:26 PM CST
ctcarol said:That was interesting to read. I would only add "depending on weather" as last year was a warmer than normal winter, which could make a difference. A little color is better than none though, and who knows what this year will bring. It may also depend on where in SD...coast, hills, canyons get different amounts of chill.
This about a different plant, but very good lesson on color changing. http://www.hiddenvalleyhibiscu... It explains what causes the change in layman's terms


Here in San Diego winter was pretty cold last year , i believe it hit the 30's starting from December to January. I live in emerald hills, 10 min away from downtown
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