West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
I have a beautiful variegated Acer (platanoides drummondii) which for the first time in 20 years has changed it's variegation. It's still there, just, but instead of the beautiful creamy white and lime green leaf colouration it's a dull lime green and mid green. I did have the tree topped and reshaped in February and at first thought the possible shock of this precipitated the change in colour but I also have a variegated Harlequin honeysuckle whose new leaves are all plain green.
The honeysuckle has also had a shock as it had it's bark stripped by a squirrel a couple of months ago, my neighbour's honeysuckle as well. We've always had squirrels in the garden but they've never done this before. Amazingly the honeysuckle didn't die. So do you think it's the shock to both and they will return to normal next year or could it be the unusually dry winter we've had?
- 31 May, 2012