Several leaves are wilted on my Acer pseudoplatanus 'Esk Sunset'

Discussion in 'Maples' started by SLR2009, May 18, 2017.

  1. SLR2009

    SLR2009 Member

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    New York, USA
    Hey guys, My Eskimo Sunset Japanese Maple has been in the ground for 3 years and has been doing well. The tree gets full sun from the morning until about 1:30 in the afternoon and then it gets dappled light. This spring I recently noticed that several leaves have wilted. I can't recall if the tree has done this in the past. Does the tree look okay or is there a problem? I also notice some white coloration on the tree trunk. Is that anything?


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  2. emery

    emery Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Normandie, France
    Pretty! I think it's OK, sometimes caterpillars or small borers can damage petioles and cause local issues like that, and it can be difficult to see the damage. I would cut off the wilted leaves to clean (meaning turgid) stems, as a precaution. The rest of the plant looks healthy.

    Mine is in a windy spot -- well almost everything is in a windy spot here! -- and sometimes there's a little breakage that causes similar issues.

    But let us know if you continue to see more wilt, and maybe take a close up of the stems where the wilt begins.



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