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Why is a crimson queen Japanese maple still green in Texas in October?

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November 10, 2008 1:23AM

The Acer Palmatum "Crimson Queen" develops scarlet leaves before the leaves drop off in the fall. Given that it can still be quite warm in many parts of Texas in October, the tree probably doesn't realize the time of year! As most Crimson Queen maples are grafted onto another stock your Crimson Queen has died and the stock has taken over,