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Species Specific => Japanese Maple Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: BonsaiEngineer1493 on February 02, 2014, 01:15 PM

Title: Questioning Buds and Shoots
Post by: BonsaiEngineer1493 on February 02, 2014, 01:15 PM
Hello,

Today I noticed a strange blue shoot on my maple. I'm concerned if this is something I should worry about and I would like to know what It means. On my other maple, most of the buds do not look healthy. It actually looks like they died off. Please share you knowledge

First shoot pictures are the blue shoot. The rest of the pictures are the buds on the other maple.

Thanks,
nick 
Title: Re: Questioning Buds and Shoots
Post by: BonsaiEngineer1493 on February 02, 2014, 01:16 PM
The bud pictures...

I will take more pictures if requested.
Title: Re: Questioning Buds and Shoots
Post by: Jason E on February 02, 2014, 05:19 PM
Hi Nick,

It looks to me like the first maple is definitely a Seahawks fan.

Go Hawks.

J
Title: Re: Questioning Buds and Shoots
Post by: Gaffer on February 06, 2014, 07:05 PM
Looks like you Burnt it a bit when you sprayed with sulphur . Just a thought. Sometimes if your mix is too hot you can burn the buds and small twigs. They kind of turn blueish black. If you are lucky it will be like a hard prune.
Qualicum Brian