Japanese Maple Trees
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what is the yellow dryness on my Japanese maple?

Zone northeast | gstephany24 added on May 20, 2012 | Answered

One section of the top of my dwarf Japanese maple has yellow drying leaves scattered over it.

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Heather
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Answered on May 21, 2012

This can be caused by either a fungus or a pest. But there are several of each that it could be. I would recommend treating it with a general pesticide and fungicide. Consider using neem oil as it is both a pesticide and a fungicide, so you would only need to apply one spray. Plus it is safe for people and pets.

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