I have an Acer Davidii George Forrest. It was planted last September, and is currently approximately 6 feet tall. I have been watering regularly during the current dry spell.
A layer of the new leaves are brown-red and look more like autumn leaves. A further layer of leaves up the tree are green. Then there is another level of small branches at the top which have no leaves at all. Also, some of the small branches have a length of a few inches which looks like dead wood, but then nearer to the end of the same branch, an area of red growth appears. It is as though new growth has developed through a dead branch.
Is this a problem, and if so, what is wrong?
- 22 Apr, 2011