My Japanese Maple is about 50 years old, but now, instead of shedding its scarlet leaves into my pond, this year it retained its leaves. They are still on the tree — brown — & get blown off.
Is it about to die, or does it have a disease?
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I don't think there is anything wrong. Some years it will do this. I don't believe that you have anything to worry about.
This article will refresh you on the care of these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/japanese-maple/japanese-maple-care.htm