Had two nice Redbuds that died (rotted just below the ground) but got some seeds from one. Scattered in a drainage and in one spot planted several seeds under some soil. This tree came up but totally different from the original tree. The original trees always had large growth at the base of the tree and this growth had very large leaves, bigger than on the tree. The new has no growth at the base and all leaves are very large like what grew at the base of the old trees? Do Redbuds revert to some earlier variety?
Can you include a photo? This is not typical of Redbuds. The offspring should be similar. There could be an underlying issue, but I would need a photo to see what is going on.
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My Redbud was planted last July, less than a year ago. It was full and green, and this Spring it did have brilliant blossoms. There are lots of little pods, and leaves are coming out but very slowly and not every branch is covered. I water regularly, am in the Southwest, but am concerned it will never get all its leaves. Is this normal or should I be worried? Thank you.
How much sun does this spot receive? This tree requires full sun to thrive. I also notice that it is planted very close to that building. Make sure that there are no water lines nearby. Roots can invade these causes quite a bit of damage. In some instances tree roots can cause structural damage as well.
Can you give me as much info about that spot that you can think of? This will help me to find out, exactly, what is going on here.
I have 2 redbud trees just planted in my yard this spring. Tree #1 leafed out in spring, and has not grown at all since leafing out. Now the few leaves it has are dropping. Leaves are pale with yellow spots. Tree # 2 has grown well, but some leaves have red rusty spots, some leaves have yellow spots. I have sprayed with Neem oil, and new leaves seem to be healthy. These trees are planted in a new homesite, possible soil compaction, some clay mixed it with good soil. Any comments would be helpful.
Failure to grow and leaf discoloration may be due to nutrient deficiencies. Soil and water management is the key. Fertilize with slow release organic fertilizer. Retain soil moisture and improve your soil with compost mulch.
Deep water every week during the hot season until the plant becomes established with a good root system.
If neem oil application helped, it may be suppressing a fungal disorder. But it's not a one time thing, it needs to be repeated every two weeks.
our tree was planted a month ago and was beautiful....now the top of the tree leaves are turning yellow and falling off. the tree is still producing leaves so it is still alive but all the new leaves on top aren't making it. have put good soil on it and mulch but its not happy! please help!
Yellowing leaves are likely due to plant stress and watering issues.
These articles will help you.
Make sure you are watering adequately.
Redbud has large areas of dead limbs. Has many seed pods after it bloomed but leaves seem smaller and some are turning brown and falling
Redbud trees are susceptible to water deficit due to inadequate irrigation, soil nutrient difficiencies, pest and disease issues. It is impossibe to diagnose without more information on growing conditions and maintenance practices.
A local arborist or landscape consultant who specializes in plant health care can provide a site visit, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Or a County/University horticulture extension service.
The over abundant now faded red pods on my year old Western Red Buds refuse to drop off. Since I presume they are using up valuable nutrients can I remove them? I have the same amount of branches as when they were first planted and would like to see more fullness from these trees. Any suggestions
Trees require energy to sever the connection with leaves or other parts such as seed pods in fall/winter. When they are stressed, they are not able to drop leaves, etc. as they normally would.
The stressful period could have been late last summer to fall, or the tree could be in a general decline. There is no silver bullet for a stressed tree. Don't worry about removing the seed pods. Take steps to keep your tree as healthy as possible.
- Water during dry periods or droughts. Water deeply when you water. Do not drown it by keeping the water soggy all the time.
- Do not fertilize. Fertilizer is not medicine.
- Mulch a wide circle around the tree if possible. Do not ever pile mulch on the trunk. Keep mulch back a few inches. Also, keep mulch no deeper than 2-3".
Mulch helps keep the soil moist, keeps mowers away from the bark so it doesn't get damaged, and it also keep mowers from compacting soil over the root area of the tree.
It's been a hot summer but we have kept our redbud well watered. We're at the end of August and we are noticing some leaves on our red bud yellowing and dropping off. Are we watering it too much? Too little? Should we feed it more?...if so what? Or is this normal for a redbud and no need to worry?? Thanks! Mary Anne
Redbuds are tolerant of many conditions. These resilient trees will thrive almost anywhere, but in drier climates, it often needs as much water as you can give it. If you are concerned with its nutrient intake, you may feed with a higher nitrogen content fertilizer, as yellowing leaves is often a symptom of nitrogen deficiency. It is also helpful to add dolomitic lime to the area to keep the soil pH where it should be.