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Q.Eastern Redbud Did Not Bloom And Is Not Growing Leaves

Zone 08638 | angleymi added on May 14, 2021 | Answered

I bought this redbud tree last year. It doubled in size over the summer. This year it did not bloom flowers, which I expected, but its now mid May and it hasn’t grown any leaves. Is it dead or should I wait longer for the leaves to come in? It was a 4ft tree with leaves when I bought it last year. I live in New Jersey, USA. It grew to at least 7ft. Leaves last year were healthy. The branches seem pliable and not brittle. No cracks or dark spots on the trunk.

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Answered on May 16, 2021

It should bloom with the other spring-blooming shrubs and trees in your area. If they have already bloomed, it may have issues. Not having brittle stems is a good sign. This article should help:


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