Some of you may remember that I purchased a Sango Kaku this past May. Everything was fine except for some leaf burn which I understand was expected on newly planted JM's that haven't been established. It has recently caught my attention, now that all the leaves have fallen, that a few of the branches have a faded colour in some sections. The faded colour is not at the tips but in the middle of the length of the branch. It is also only on one side of the branch (not the entire circumference). Is this something of concern? ie. the beginnings of diebacks or ,heavens forbid, verticillium. Or could it be something minor like sun scald? I've also included some night shots too. The faded colour is not very obvious, but it look cool nevertheless!