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By U35730z

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I have an Acer Davidii George Forrest. It was planted last September, and is currently approximately 6 feet tall. I have been watering regularly during the current dry spell.

A layer of the new leaves are brown-red and look more like autumn leaves. A further layer of leaves up the tree are green. Then there is another level of small branches at the top which have no leaves at all. Also, some of the small branches have a length of a few inches which looks like dead wood, but then nearer to the end of the same branch, an area of red growth appears. It is as though new growth has developed through a dead branch.

Is this a problem, and if so, what is wrong?

Many thanks,

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I'm not sure that this is Acer Davidii George Forrest, aka the snake bark maple.

The new grow can have a reddish tinge to it but the leaf shape doesn't appear to be quite correct.

If it is A. Davidii GF you have planted it far to close to the fence as it will eventually grow to 12 metres with a spread of 8 metres or more.

What is the soil you have it planted in, I can't work it out from the photo.

Prune out any dead twigs and small branches, Acers have a habit of minor dieback each winter.

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This will give you more info on how your tree will look and the leaf shape.

23 Apr, 2011

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