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Tamukeyama with no leaves

Posted by grullablue 5a (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 2, 09 at 8:28

Ok, I realized I posted this in the wrong forum...so here we go!

My tamukeyama isn't showing me any leaves yet this year, and here we are June 1st! Should I be doing something, fertilizing or something? It is alive, there is green underneath, I checked a very small spot. It was beautiful last year. It's young, I only got it last June. But I'm thinking something is wrong, it's completely bare.
It is in a mostly sunny spot near the house, a "showcase" spot I chose for it in my front yard. But it's far from a showcase now! I just don't want to lose it!

Also, I apologize if I posted this already, I swore I did, several weeks ago, but I can't find my post! I don't use the "Email me followups" option on this website because it doesn't work for me anyway, they have never appeared in my inbox or spam folder. I swear I posted this question already, but I cannot find it! Thanks for any help! I love this tree, and if I need to be doing something for it, I would like to be. Everything else is beautiful, except this tree. But it does appear to be alive.

Angie


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RE: Tamukeyama with no leaves

Sometimes newly planted J. maples can take a long time to leaf out for various reasons. However, June is rather late for this tree still to show no foliage. If you are sure that it is still alive, then waiting a bit longer seems reasonable. There is nothing you can do to speed up the process other than provide normal care with watering, etc. Don't fertilize. That won't help and it could hurt if the tree is stressed for some reason.

If the tree fails to leaf, it is unlikely to survive the summer. It needs that foliage to photosynthesize and replace its energy reserves. But there is nothing you can do to hasten the process - it either will or won't on its own schedule.


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