Young Murasaki Kiyohime - not growing

Discussion in 'Maples' started by MandM, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. MandM

    MandM New Member

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    Hello all, I am new to keeping plants. I have had this young plant for a year and unfortunately after all the leaves fell off it still has not grown any. A week after I bought it, a traumatic event occured and the plant lost a huge part of its trunk and a large branch. Bear in mind that it is a small plant. The leaves did turn red in winter before falling off. Spring started and the other plants seem to bloom except for this. It's been nearly 2 months and the plant still looks the same.

    The branches are still bendy but more of a pale brown. No leaves or new shoots seen. Should I leave the plant and see if it will bloom or is it dying? Please advise me on what is the best option.
     

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  2. emery

    emery Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    I'm afraid it looks dead to me. You can do a scratch test: using your fingernail, scratch the bark along the side of the trunk. If it's green underneath, it's still alive. If brown, it's a goner.
     

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