Garden Detective: Caring for a butterfly bush, Japanese red maple tree
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DEAR JESSICA: I have Japanese red maple trees on my property. Some are an awful shade of green, some are red, and one has a red side and a green side. They all came from the same parent tree. I would like them to be rich burgundy. Would the soil be at fault? --Anthony Angieri, Medford
DEAR ANTHONY: Japanese red maples (Acer palmitum) thrive best when planted in acidic soil, but it's likely...