Can anyone help with my Japanese Maple problem--it is not a weeping variety. (Have two of those and they are fine.) This is a young plant- second year. The leaves just started curling up, drying up and dropping. I noticed traces of white patches on some of the branches. Fungus? Spider mites? Can I just spray it with soapy water and see it that helps? Or do I need to get it out before what ever it is affects my two beautiful weeping maples? It now has no leaves but it is still alive.