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Old 10-31-2018, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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I planted it about 6 months ago and it's very healthy. Now that it's Fall, I expected red leaves (cause it was sold to me as a Red Maple). But it has yellow leaves and not a hint of red. Will this change as the tree gets older? It's about 10 ft. tall. TIA
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Old 10-31-2018, 09:31 PM
 
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Red Maple is one of the most common trees in northeastern North America, and one of the most colorful in autumn. They can be bright pale yellow, or orange, or brilliant scarlet, or maroon. Single individual trees generally have all of their leaves a similar color, but different trees can be strikingly different. Often the extremes of variation can be seen on adjacent trees, and a single pure stand of Red Maples presents a diverse palette of color.
Variation in fall color: Red Maple - Sibley Guides
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Old 10-31-2018, 10:15 PM
 
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This reminds me when I bought a maple tree “Autumn Blaze” and was expecting to see bright orange leaves in the fall, but instead I got one week of yellow leaves before they all dropped on the ground. So it turned out not much of showy fall tree after all. You may have the same problem.
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Old 11-01-2018, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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This reminds me when I bought a maple tree “Autumn Blaze” and was expecting to see bright orange leaves in the fall, but instead I got one week of yellow leaves before they all dropped on the ground. So it turned out not much of showy fall tree after all. You may have the same problem.

That's a shame. I planted an "Autumn Blaze" maple earlier this year, and it ended up displaying the most intense red/orange leaves I've ever seen this fall. It held the leaves for 2-3 weeks before dropping. Really can't wait until this tree gets older as it will be striking.
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Old 11-01-2018, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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If it’s a straight species red maple and not a cultivar it may never have red fall color. Seed grown trees are highly variable.
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Old 11-01-2018, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Wow, I had never realized a Red Maple could have so many varieties. The one in the back yard (at least 10 years old) is brilliant and I was hoping I had planted the same thing.
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Old 11-01-2018, 11:38 AM
 
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Its likely an iron deficiency called chlorosis. Its treatable with an iron supplement.


https://forestry.usu.edu/trees-citie...iron-chlorosis
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Old 11-04-2018, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Wow, I had never realized a Red Maple could have so many varieties. The one in the back yard (at least 10 years old) is brilliant and I was hoping I had planted the same thing.
Yep, just look at all of these cultivars...
Red maple | The Morton Arboretum

And that’s just a small portion of them.


I have a ‘Florida Flame’ in my front yard that turns red in the fall, but the wild red maples growing in the woods down here always turn a dull yellow.

(FYI, the common name of ‘red maple’ isn’t for the fall color, but rather the flowers in the spring.)
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Old 11-06-2018, 08:40 AM
 
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most of my wild/native red maples never turn a true red. you might see a little pink in amongst the yellow but that's it.
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Old 11-06-2018, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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most of my wild/native red maples never turn a true red. you might see a little pink in amongst the yellow but that's it.
This was a bad year for foliage in the Northeast. Many of the maples, that normally turned red, simply lost their leaves or turned yellow and then lost their leaves. I presume it all had to do with the weather.
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