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deformed leaves
« on: July 02, 2011, 01:02 AM »
Hi everyone,

My red Japanese maple had normal leaves earlier in the spring, but the new growth always turns out to be malformed. The leaves stay wrinkled and some only have 3 lobes rather than the usual 5. Even their shape this year is completely different from last year. Could this be some fungus or over fertilizing?


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Re: deformed leaves
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2011, 07:40 AM »
Not sure about the change in number of lobes.  The malformation could be a number of things from bugs to weather.  Please post a picture or two.


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Re: deformed leaves
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2011, 07:42 AM »
would be nice to see a few pictures of the tree and leaves in question.  It would sure help to potentially identify the problem