Newly Planted Variegated Maple: Leaf Changes

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  1. Timotree

    Timotree New Member

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    I'm looking for some guidance as I've noticed holes in the leaves of my previously healthy - and newly planted - Norwegian variety variegated maple. Are insects the cause?

    Thank you!
     

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    emery Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Hi,

    Some insect damage, some sun burn, it looks to me. This variety (Acer platanoides 'Drumondii') will burn a bit, especially before fully established. Water deeply every week or so; but otherwise it looks very good, so nothing to worry about.

    Do make sure, though, to cut out any fully green leaves/branches as soon as you see them. This maple reverts very easily and quickly, so if you don't do this before you know it you will have a plain green Norway Maple.

    -Emery
     

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