Japanese Maples - Need to Save

Discussion in 'Maples' started by Sousaqa, May 20, 2007.

  1. Sousaqa

    Sousaqa Member

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    Hi. We live in the Grand Rapids MI area. We have two JM and unfortunately we had a late snow, after budding had begun. The srubs/trees (?) seem to have had major problems. Part of them are alive, but alot of the plants appear to be dead. Can we save them - and if so, how do we do it? Thus far, we haven't touched them.
     
  2. cdma3dB

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    I am having the same issue with my Japanese Maple. We had a 2 day freeze after budding began and the middle of my tree never grew foliage. Now the branch has blackened and I am worried it is something other then the freeze (fungus). I will take some pictures tomorrow.

    Aaron
     
  3. whis4ey

    whis4ey Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    There are numerous threads on this subject within this past month or so
     
  4. alex66

    alex66 Rising Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Cut, cut ,cut ,liquid fertilize and good luck !alex
     
  5. Sousaqa

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    Thanks for the replys - Just got an email from my mother, who's a flower garden judge down in FL, to wait until mid summer before I cut. Since she's not familiar with MI type weather, she wasn't sure if that was the best advise. So what's the best advise?
     
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    I have gone through many of the forums but could not find any pictures that matched what I have. Here are the pics of my damage.

    thanks,

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    whis4ey Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    The general advice here is to wait and see how the tree develops before entering into a panic state
    In a few weeks time you will have a better view of what needs to be done
    Often the tree is sending out new buds which you will damage if you interfere
     
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    This is my first year growing these trees but that one looks like a goner to me. The trunk looks rotted to me.
    NamNhi
     
  9. Andrzej

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    We have one planted a few weeks ago (about 8 ft tall) in a big pot and it looked similar (top branches had no leafs at all). Now small leafs start growing on a few top branches. I think our maple is in stress...
     
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    alex66 Rising Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    hi when I have similar problem, I prune, if maple is Ko mid summer or may is equal ;of course prune a little and small branch. Several prune only if maple is total dry ,then I cut grond level.alex
     
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    I counted ten upper branches dry about 5 in from the top. It also looks like the JM has been prun before I got it.
     

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