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Q.Why Are My Japanese Maple’s Leaves Turning From Red (the Original Colour) To Green As They Grow.

Zone Australia, Victoria | Anonymous added on December 18, 2022 | Answered

My Japanese maple’s leaves are turning from red (the original colour) to green as they grow. I do have two other Japanese maples which are green from the time the leaves start to grow. Why are the leaves on my Japanese maple turning from red to green? Thanks for your response.

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Answered on December 19, 2022

Many Japanese maple cultivars change from red to green during the summer then back to red in the fall. Look up the name of your Japanese maple to find out the color attributes. It should also be on the tag if you still have it. Also, don't overdo on fertilization. Too much nitrogen can cause the plant to fade to green. Here is more on their care:


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