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Old 06-24-2006, 03:51 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by geodood

Your maple is a young "Red Filigree" which is about 2 years old. Red Filigree is difficult to propogate and it is also a slow grower, therefore it is rather rare and desired by collectors. The first picture is a springtime picture where the foliage is first emerging. The second photo is after the leaves have emerged. The red color should hold throughout the summer and it will drop it's leaves in late fall. Despite the fact that the leaves don't seem to have much surface area, this maple still likes a bit of shade in the afternoon to prevent scorching of the leaf tips. But it does need a few hours of direct sun each morning.

Thanks for the reply GeoDOOD! I think I got it positioned just right for morning sun.. and in the shade come afternoon and evening. so far so goo.

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