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Sugar Maple?

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Jenna starts with ...
I bought 2 of these last year, one is varigated. I thought maybe it's just because it's young. It's the 2nd season and the colour difference between the 2 trees is so much more noticeable. I cant find sugar maple pics on Google that have variagated leaves. Wondering if I've been sent the right tree, dissaipointed the 2 don't match. Help please.
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Fruitylicious1 says...
Hi Jenna,

They might have given you a hybrid maple tree, a cross between a red maple and a silver maple. It's common name is 'Shelina's Beauty' maple. See the pic I
uploaded. They look nice actually. A bit different from your usual acer saccharum. Now if they have given you the correct tree species then i would say it is a sport of the parent tree. A glitch in its genetics which is rare. If that's the case then you are in a possession of rare sugar maple specimen. Consider yourself lucky.
Happy Gardening :-)
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Jenna says...
Thanks Fruity, yes that is a beautiful leaf, the problem I have with this particular tree is the part of the leaf with no colour is actually burning, I have a row of red maples along my front fence these are going great in full sun. Not sure where I should plant this out now, in shade?

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Fruitylicious1 says...
Hi Jenna it's natural for variegated plants to burn in the variegated part of their leaves. Their main problem is lack of chlorophyll. They can't manufacture enough food through photosynthesis so they tend to be less vigorous than their all green counterpart. Putting it in a shady spot might force the plant into survival mode and revert back to being all green because they can't photosynthesize and the only way for them to survive is to grow new green shoots. If you put it into full sun it will still survive though it will get sun damage on its variegated part. The choice is yours.
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