The red maple in front of my bed room window at first had only one leaf’ tip change orange red and now it’s looking more bright scarlet which is what it’s peak color is supposed to be, the rest of the leaf hasn’t changed yet. A few other leaves have began to change with the orange red color on the tip and sides of the leaves. I can hardly wait til it’s time for peak foliage season for the area of my state!
The reason is because with the drought last year I don’t think the tree’s leaf color hit it’s peak and also I believe the leaves began to fall even before it was time to hit it’s peak, it did have leaves on it, but not all of them. The leaves I believe were a type of red color, but they were not bright scarlet. Because of all of the precipitation from January-May and off and on til this month along with the sunshine and occasional dry weather the leaves should look spectacular this peak foliage season. I am hoping to see a beautiful bright scarlet red tree in October!