I HAVE 4 YEAR OLD EMPRESS TREE IT GROW 10 TO12 FEET PER YEAR, IN FALL LEAVES FALL OFF IN SPRING IT STARTS FROM ROOT AGAIN,DOES NOT GROW LEAVES ON LAST YEAR LIMBS,LOOKS LIKE STICK TREE, WHAT DO YOU THINK
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This can be common in areas that are at the edge of its native climate. This is no worry, and is the natural cycle in your area.
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