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Discussion in 'Plants: Science and Cultivation' started by allelopath, Sep 10, 2022.
This is a chokecherry (Prunus virginiana) in northern New Mexico, USA.
Just to be clear, you're not thinking there is anything wrong here, just asking why new leaves are generally a lighter brighter colour?
See Why new leaves look lighter green
Here's another: Why Are New Leaves a Lighter Color? - Bellevue Botanical Garden
Yes, nothing wrong. I see this in more than just this species, too.
Some plants produce red/brown new leaves with no chlorophyll at first - it has been suggested this is to fool herbivores into thinking that the tender new leaves they are looking at, are dead leaves not worth eating.