Gardening is not an exact science and there are often countless mysteries in how Mother Nature works. The photos shown are to prove this point. Both pictures were shot last Spring. But as you can see their are some interesting colour differences in the leaves.
All the foliage on the maple is from side by side branches (same plant). And the Ivy (growing on a wall near my home) is all receiving the same amount of light, water, temperature, all the same conditions. So why the differences in colour? I don't have the answer.
All plants with in a month had returned to their traditional Spring colour. In any case it was beautiful to see, a little bit of Autumn colour in Spring, and a gentle reminder of Mother Nature many surprises.
aureum - meaning gold or golden
plants with this word - Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum'