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Q.Little Leaf Linden Flower Buds Fall Off

Zone Stony Brook, NY 11790 | Anonymous added on June 16, 2022 | Answered

I planted this tree about 10 years ago (Long Island, NY). It has gained height and girth, and appears to be healthy. However, it gets flower buds every Spring, but the vast majority of buds fall off prior to blooming. Any idea why this is happening? I planted it as a source of nectar for my honey bees, but they have never get the chance.

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Answered on June 22, 2022

I did some research on little leaf lindens and didn't find mention of this as a common problem. They are susceptible to several pests that feed on the leaves and I'm sure the buds, too. You might try spraying for insects at bud set.

Here are a couple articles that may help:



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