When does tiger eye sumac leaf out?

kimka(Zone 6B)April 16, 2013

Does anyone have a tiger eye sumac in the Washington DC area? When does your's begin to leaf out.

I got one on clearance last fall and I'm being a helicopter gardener until I know if it survived.

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CEFreeman(DC/MD Burbs 7B)

Kim,
I've had mine for several years, to the point where I have seedlings.
Mine is just now forming buds.

Keeping in mind that my gardens develop an exact week later than most of the area. Yours should be coming out soon. In the meanwhile, it just looks dead.

I also have learned that this is a plant that must be allergic to water. If it's overwatered, it develops a scale-looking thing and dries out hard. Just swear at it occasionally. Perhaps taunt it a little bit. It'll be fine.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2013 at 1:34PM
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kimka(Zone 6B)

Thanks, Christine.

I've been holding onto the receipt so I can go back for the guarantee if the plant is dead, something I'm not organized enough to do for long. I'll do an observe this weekend and see if there are buds. I'll go out and compare the plant to my jackass "alone in the universe" neighbors who just got an eight month old, poorly socialized part pitbull. Just the perfect dog for them. That should scare the plant into leaf if anything can.

See you at the swap I hope.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 4:52PM
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kimka(Zone 6B)

Well Christine you were exactly right. I just checked on it and there were at least a few leaf bud swellings?

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 6:23PM
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CEFreeman(DC/MD Burbs 7B)

By now you should see a bit more. It's a really slow starter, just like Crape myrtles.

Be kind to the dog. Pits are loving dogs with the right owners. It's not its fault his owners are total jerks. Make him your friend and perhaps you can make him pee on their legs.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2013 at 12:20PM
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kimka(Zone 6B)

Right you are, first fully formed leaf is out now.

Love dogs, including pit bulls. Hate these neighbors. But this nine-month old pit bull has obviously been mistreated or maybe simply not socialized at all. And this is not the family to fix her problems.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2013 at 9:09AM
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