Ok, so last fall, I planted a 10 foot Autumn Blaze Maple in my backyard. Soon after planting, it turned red, and the leaves fell off. This Spring, it came back with a lot of leaves and I can tell the branches have started their growth.
My concern is the color of the leaves. More than 3/4 of the leaves are red to reddish-green, and seem to be brighter red when the sun is out. The leaves appear healthy, and there isn't any sign of disease, but I was execting green leaves in the summer. Is this normal for a newly planted, young tree, possibly from stress?
Our backyard has a lot of clay in it as well so I don't think that helps much. Also, is there anything I can add in the soil that would aid in the growth and strength of the tree?
Thanks for reading,
Matt from Michigan