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My pot-grown Red Majestic was looking a lovely bronzy-red, but this summer it's turned a dull green. What would have caused this, and what can I do to restore the red foliage?

Thanks.

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  • Posted: Sun. 19th August 2012 17:26

Re: Leaves have turned green!

Reply from Patricia Jones

It' meant to do that.
Red Majestic is at its best in the spring as the new, bright red foliage emerges and begins to grow. As summer approaches and as the temperatures rise, the foliage turns to a dark burgundy and then by mid-summer the mature foliage turns to a dark green.
The new foliage will emerge red and you will have double colour

  • Posted: Mon. 20th August 2012 11:11

Re: Leaves have turned green!

Reply from bkcurtis

Oh, thanks for the reassurance Patricia. I've had it for 3 or 4 years now, and I haven't noticed it doing that before, but it's quite a small one so probably not very mature yet - don't know if that would make a difference, or maybe I just haven't been very observant before!

Another query - how often should I re-pot it, and how will I know when it needs it?

Thanks.

  • Posted: Mon. 20th August 2012 15:10

Re: Re: Leaves have turned green!

Reply from Patricia Jones

As it has a 4m height and spread I should imagine very frequently or it will be stressed and starved.

  • Posted: Mon. 20th August 2012 21:48

Re: Leaves have turned green!

Reply from bkcurtis

Thanks again, Patricia.

  • Posted: Tue. 21st August 2012 08:04