Branch with only green leaves on Beni Schichihenge

Discussion in 'Maples' started by SLR2009, May 5, 2020.

  1. SLR2009

    SLR2009 Active Member 10 Years

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    New York, USA
    Hi, a branch on my Beni schichihenge has only green leaves. Should I cut it or will it revert back to the variegated leaves next year? The branch leafed out faster than the variegated leaves and it's been growing fast. Thanks

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  2. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Hampshire England Zone 8b UK
    Hi SLR2009, that's a big branch to take off, but you do need to take it off, otherwise the stronger reversion will eventually take over. Now when to do it?? IMO as it's a large branch I would cut it out next month. I know others would say take it out now. My only concern is the sap is rising and the size of the wound atm.
    I have a Butterfly that does this every year and I take out small branches immediatly I see them.
    Whenever you choose to do it, do it you must.
    Hope that's some help.
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