I’ve posted about Japanese Maples before and how difficult it is to grow them in Tarzana, CA. It is spring once again the all the trees have been doing great and leafing. My Moonrise is the last to spring some new leaves as you can see from the photo above.

This photo was taken a few years ago just after the tree leafed out completely.

japanese maple acer shirasawanum moonrise

I have lost a few trees last year because of the heat. I still have 5 left and feeling like they have established a solid base. Im worried about the Red Dragon which is extremely sensitive to heat. This is a beautiful tree and by August it usually loses most of its leaves.
japanese maple red dragon

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