Early spring here...

lou_midlothian_tx(z8 DFW, Tx)February 25, 2012

Bradford trees are almost full of leaves already. One thing I've noticed is that they didn't bloom very much. Do they need certain numbers of chilling hours to bloom?

Also, I noticed that my Shantung Maple 'Skinny Dragon' is about to bloom. I don't recall any Shantung maples doing that this early before. It has been a rather mild winter with above average rainfall which was much needed for Texas.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
denninmi(8a)

I would guess, since the flower buds are formed during the prior growing season, that stress on the trees last summer from the extreme heat and drought you had in Texas was probably responsible for the poor floral display you observed.

    Bookmark   February 25, 2012 at 1:28PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Recent visit to Hirosaki Castle - Maples and Ginkgo
Video link: http://youtu.be/paMIiTiS2OU Japanese Maples...
jujujojo_gw
beating trees with a bat
it is said.. it will stimulate a struggling tree to...
ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5
Trimming a ficus tree
I saw an ad online of someone locally selling their...
L A
Do the flowering pears display their show before spring?
When exactly do the callery's flower? Right now in...
tlbean2004
Pruning yaupon holly as tree
The builder put in 15 gal (I think) yaupon holly shrubs...
Meghan Mccarthy
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™