This year, this tree of mine has some branches on it with green leaves
(instead of red leaves). Other than the fact this is unsightly, do I need to
cut off these branches so it won't affect the tree as a whole and cause all
the leaves to turn green? Or, is there something causing these leaves to be
green - something I can do as far as fertilizing or minerals or something to
keep the tree producing red leaves?
You are correct. Remove green leaved branches~~they would become too
vigorous and spoil the tree. Do they come from near the base? If so they are
from the rootstock. Otherwise could be some form of 'reversion' though I
have never seen this with maples.
I am sure this is not the cause if only parts are affected. Reversion is the
probability if not from the root-stock.
The loveliest specimen I ever grew came from a seedling in amongst
thousands of green and very normal looking offspring near/under a Norway
It was dwarf,bright red and with beautifully cut leaves. It was eventually
Best Wishes Brian.
That's why I wondered if it could be something in the soil (you know, sorta
like what you use to change the color of azaleas - I think, or it could be
some other plant that some minerals changes the color of).
I'm not sure what "tidy up" means here, but the best way to remove
tree branches is to make a proper cut just outside the branch collar
and leave it at that. For more info, see link in sig below.
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