Lacy Leaf Maple

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Date Photo Taken: 05/01/2013
Location: Berkeley Lake, GA
Posted By: dkinev

Notes:

My 7 year old Lacy Leaf maple has sprouted a large green branch and the leaves (green) of this branch are of a different maple. One side of the tree is a lacy leaf and it looks as though a different maple tree is growing directly out of the trunk of the tree. Do I have two trees in one or will it revert back to a Lacy Leaf. The green branch is eminating out of the tree about mid way up the trunk.

COMMENTS

  1. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    You’re gonna want to cut the green branch off.
    What happened, is that the maple is trying to revert to a more vigorous form… This happens with many variegated plants.

    These variegated types often started out as a limb that was different from the rest of the tree…. After being removed and encouraged to root, the nurseryman had a new plant to offer the public…

    When we don’t get around to removing the green limbs (or forget), we often lose our variegated specimen plants.. They become vigorous green plants…

    May 2nd, 2013 at 9:01 am
  2. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    Isn’t it possible that this is a grafted maple and the green branch has emerged from below the graft?
    Treatment is the same: cut it off

    May 2nd, 2013 at 9:43 am

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