Japanese Maple Trees
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My Japanese Maple Has Frost Damage

Zone 5 | jdoyle added on April 15, 2012 | Answered

My Japanese maple got hit by a hard frost. The temp. got in the mid 20's. I covered it but I think it was too late. The leaves are drying up and turning brown. They were a nice deep red. What can I do to help it? This tree means a lot to me and my family, it is only two years old. PLEASE HELP!!!!

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Nikki
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Answered on April 16, 2012

I would wait to see if they grow new leaves. Also, once the threat of frost is over, you can remove the brown/dead leaves. As long as the stems and branches are still alive, they will grow new leaves. This article will help you determine if the plant is still alive:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm

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