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Q.Why Is My Rising Sun Redbud Tree Dying?

Zone Lewisville, NC Zone 7b | J Mac added on May 26, 2020 | Answered

My Rising Sun Redbuds were planted in 2018. Both were beautiful in 2019. Now, possibly due to a late frost (?), one Redbud lost all its leaves. We cut the limbs back to living “tissue,” but no sign of life. The other Redbud is struggling. Some limbs are dead. It has small foliage on the top half. HELP.

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Answered on May 28, 2020

Unfortunately, your photos did not come through.

They are pretty tolerant to frost, surviving down to zone 4. They are, also, very susceptible to disease from wet weather. The more sun that they receive the more sensitive they are, since they are best suited for shady areas.

Unfortunately, without seeing the damage, I can't really give a good diagnosis.

You can contact your local extension service for soil testing, and disease treatment. They will be able to assess the situation and help you to correct it:


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