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Q.Will My Drawf Red Dragon Maple Survive The Extreme Heat. Climate Zone 9

Zone 94553 | Anonymous added on September 6, 2021 | Answered

The leaves were burned and dropped off the branches. what can I do to help it survive?

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Answered on September 20, 2021

No, it is only rated up to zone 8, unfortunately. The heat will not be the deciding factor, however. It will be the chill hours to perform properly. Your area will not have enough chill hours for a proper dormancy, which it needs each year.

In order for a Japanese Maple to do well in your area, you will need one that does not require a strict dormancy. This article will help you choose a more suitable cultivar:


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