Leaves turning on Autumn Blaze Maple
We planted an Autumn Blaze Maple tree last year at this time. It did not do much last year other than hang onto the few leaves it had left from the nursery. This spring it has budded and developed many more leaves and started to grow. Unfortunately over the past month or so a few leaves would turn a light shade of red and then they would seem to go back to green. This last week though more and more leaves are turning red as if this were the end of the growing season. Is there something wrong with the tree? The soil is well drained and not soggy. There is about an inch or two of mulch around the base and none against the trunk. I am attaching links to a few pictures. It seems to be only on some branches. Any help would be appreciated or if you can share any similar experiences with this tree. I really like this tree and was looking forward to shade it could provide the yard down the road.