Redbud Trees
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I have a Red bud tree but no leaves

Zone 46818 | totalltom54 added on May 6, 2019 | Answered

Is it common for redbuds to not have any leaves in may in indiana.also do redbuds retain a lot of water we have a lot of rain last month.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on May 7, 2019

Try bending the branches; do they bend or snap off and break?
Branches that are alive will bend. You can also do a bark scratch test.
See the article below.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/tree-scratch-test.htm
Redbuds are susceptible to a couple of diseases that can kill a tree, quite quickly.
Also if your soil is poorly draining, root rot could be the cause of a slow tree or a complete die off.
Depending on the results of your tests on the tree, as described above. Give the tree a bit more time.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/redbud/caring-for-redbud-trees.htm

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