Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' major freeze damage

Ruth_MI(z5MI)May 3, 2012

I have a 'Bloodgood' maple that's about 25 years old in front of my house, which faces east. I'd say about 80% of the leaves are crunchy brown now from the freeze damage a few nights ago. (Gee, and my damaged hostas are only limp and ragged!). The tree was healthy before - any ideas what will happen to it now?

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

hi ruthy

it will probably releaf..

the greater fear.. would be if it releafed.. and then got froze again ...

out here in adrian MI ... a lot of my stuff is as you describe this spring..


    Bookmark   May 3, 2012 at 2:58PM
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hey kenny. :-)

I'm glad to know that it will probably get a second round of leaves. If we get another hard freeze after that, guess I'll need to run the sprinkler all night to save that and the Libertys that are close by.

Thanks for the input.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2012 at 8:16PM
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I feel your pain. Mine are on south side of my house. My two japanese maples and a row of boxwoods got it bad. Nothing else in my yard was damaged, except a few upcoming hostas. My bloodgood looks completely gone, i'm praying it'll re-leaf, they are such beautiful trees. We have many other trees, lived here 15 years and have never had this happen.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2012 at 5:48PM
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Well, they say that misery loves company, but I'm really sorry to see your maple looking so much like mine, massagerocks. The one in my front yard is actually even more brown than yours, but I have a couple more in back that aren't quite as bad.

Your boxwoods look like a couple of my yews. And I composted hosta leaves composting, but not my hostas!

I keep repeating "At least it's not my livelihood..."

Here's hoping they releaf and survive.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2012 at 7:55PM
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