Andrew loves autumn and Halloween. I'm less enamored but manage to do a little seasonal decorating, for him if nothing else. I'd been out in the garden cutting random bits to put in a vase with Solanum integrifolium (pumpkin on a stick, purchased at Trader Joe's) when I took a close look at the bottom branches on my Cryptomeria japonica 'Rasen'...
If you're not familiar with this conifer, it's normally twisted. Twisted branches and twisted needles. So the oddity that caught my eye, wasn't the twist, but rather the color. It's normally green, evergreen. A few of those green branches appeared in a vase back on December 5th, 2016 (here)
All but the bottom few feet of branches are still green, these blazing bits were in the lowest, shady, three feet—and in fact there were new green branches pushing out right near these orange ones.
The color is fantastic, perfect in a vase this month. But I am a little worried about the tree.
Do you think this is a sign there's something wrong with it?
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