Redbud problems

miketropicMay 24, 2014

I got a B and B 12ft eastern redbud from Lowes back in April. Planted it and watered it in well. I never did bloom and I was ok with the buds that are on it ar not making any leaves..Its almost June and I figure it should have leaves by now. is it on a path to the chipper already?

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

if it were mine.. it would be on a path back to lowes ... in a couple weeks ... dont you have a warranty???

or you just have a thing for your chipper.. lol ...

lack of flower on a huge transplant does not surprise me ...


    Bookmark   May 24, 2014 at 8:02AM
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I have the receipt and a 1 year warranty on it but the ones they have left are leafless as well. for the price (60.00) I wont find another at a good nursery the same size. Might as well leave it there till next spring and see if I can trade it in then... I peeled back a bit of bark and it has a layer of green but the tiny buds just won't break open.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2014 at 10:59AM
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famartin(z5 NE NV)

They should be leafy by now for sure. Did you do the bark scratch test? Sounds like you need to get your money back.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2014 at 1:12PM
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I did scratch it and it has green under the surface IDK why it won't leaf out but its got about 2 more weeks to do it or its getting cut down and hauled back to lowes.

This post was edited by miketropic on Sun, May 25, 14 at 21:22

    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 9:21PM
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mine have just BARELY started leafing out... although it is colder here. If the warranty is 1 year, then wait a month. It has been a bad winter and redbuds leaf out really late anyway.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 9:32PM
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