In early March of this year, I bought a Japanese Red Maple Bloodgood and planted it in our small garden. It was growing nicely for several months from having no leaves to being full of beautiful red leaves. Then a little over a month ago when the weather started to get warmer, the leaves started to burn from the outer edge inwards. Now I thought it was just scorch and the tree needed more water. The calla lillies and other flowers around the tree are growing just fine and flowering nicely. The tree gets about 6 hours of full sunlight. I am located in Brooklyn, New York. I know it takes a new tree about a year to fully adapt to it's new surroundings. I clipped off the burned leaves 2 weeks ago and but the other leaves on the tree continued to burn. The tree is only about 3 and half feet tall at this point and the fast draining soil is covered with mulch. I water the plants and tree two times a week. Could anyone looking at the photos tell if this is just scorch from the sun or Verticillium? These photos were taken before watering yesterday.