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By Pat725

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My friend is moving and gave me a Tamukeyana she has just gotten. It is just a tall stick. No branches, not foliage. I've planted it but am concerned that it's just a stick. Shouldn't it have branches? Is it dead?



I'm assuming that you mean an Acer palmatum var. dissectum atropurpureum 'Tamukeyama'? in which case it most certainly should have foliage by this time of the year - having leafed out in early to mid spring - and you can safely conclude that it is indeed dead.

23 Jun, 2010


Prise up a bit of bark with your fingernail near the base of the stem.
If the inner bark is green - its alive.
If its brown - its dead.

23 Jun, 2010

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