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jlushious
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« on: July 21, 2013, 08:12 PM »

Any advice? I just got this plant from a friend and have it for a few weeks in mostly shade but it gets the mid-afternoon sun. Aside from moving it into my yard I haven't done anything with it yet. Any ideas? Cut off brown parts and leave it in full shade? One photo shows plant just after I got it, and the other a close-up of the leaves today.

Thanks for any help!

Jodie
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Dirk
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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2013, 09:55 AM »

Jody,

I like to give my maples morning sun, but want them shaded from just after midday.
I'm not sure though that the discoloration of the leafs of your maple is from heat or sun.

Btw, my maples don't get burned, but aren't growing very well either.

Dirk
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beng
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2013, 08:26 PM »

This looks like leafminer damage to me.
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Minogame
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2013, 11:03 PM »

I would not cut off the leaves. They are still photosynthesizing, you need to let the tree grow. Red leaf maples should be able to take full sun here in the NW. Watch the soil moisture, and a second flush of growth should come soon.
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Gaffer
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2013, 05:42 PM »

In vancouver you should be able to put red maples in full sun just make sure you water every day. Most maples get a little ratty by the dog days of summer. Don't worry. It has been an exceptionally dry summer up here. Your tree should be fine.
Qualicum Brian
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