Unhappy Japanese Maple Tree


Hi. My J-maple’s leaves are turning reddish and brownish and are drying up and curling at the edges. It is in a shady spot next to the house, and hasn’t gotten much rain. I have been watering it daily.



The Toronto Master Gardeners get many questions on problems with Japanese Maples – often brown and curling leaves.  Below is a link to the response to a question asked earlier this August which I think you will find helpful:

Japanese Maple Leaves Brown and Curling

You may also find the following fact sheets from Landscape Ontario of use:

Panting and Care of Japanese Maple, Japanese Maples

Aug.26, 2021