Maple Trees

Maple Tree Sprout

bapjohns added on April 29, 2015 | Answered

I have an Acer which has very fine leave that are red in colour and is a well established plant. However, to our amazement, a shoot has appeared from the main tree about 3 inches from the ground and has grown to the top of the tree, but it has a different leaf than the main tree. It is green and has a big maple leaf. Totally different to the other and it's very healthy. Is this the norm or is it rare?

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Answered on April 29, 2015

This phenomenon is called "rootstock revert". You can read more about this and how to treat it in the following article:

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