Japanese Maple Trees

Japanese Maple

maclaren added on June 15, 2011 | Answered

Why does my Japanese maple have reddish leave in spring that turn green in summer?

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Answered on June 20, 2011

This is a response to the colder temps in the spring. It breaks down the chlorophyll in the leaves in the spring which lets the red coloring show through and as the weather warms up the chlorophyll stabilizes and becomes the dominate (green) color.

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