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Redbud problems

Posted by miketropic 6B - 7 KY (My Page) on
Sat, May 24, 14 at 6:07

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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RE: Redbud problems

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 ...


RE: Redbud problems

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.

RE: Redbud problems

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

RE: Redbud problems

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

RE: Redbud problems

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.

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