Is limelight budding in Chicago area yet? and other general care
I saw them budding at the plant nursery, but of course those are potted. I keep examining mine that I planted 2 years ago and no buds yet =(. They are 4 - 4.5 ft tall, and look very healthy. I have not pruned them at all except to take off the dead flowers from the previous year in early April. I'm so impatient! Does anyone else have buds yet?
I'm very much a novice so any advice towards fertilizing and pruning would be helpful. I gave them a dose of holly tone in early June. I used 10-50-10 fertilizer once in middle June. (Truly I have NO idea what I'm doing.)