Redbud - Knowledgebase Question

Dewitt, Mi
Question by TroyAFont
June 30, 2010
I have four Eastern Redbuds on my property, and all but one gets a lot of winter kill. One actually dies back completely every year. What might be going on with these? It may help to know that they still do not flower very much, and all are seven to ten years old.

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010


Eastern Redbuds should tolerate your winter weather so I'm not sure why yours are reacting so drastically. The may need to be planted in more protected areas. Icy winds can dessicate them in a hurry! Or you can try spraying them with an anti-dessicant to provide a little more protection. Once they grow larger and stronger they shouldn't need the extra winter care. Hope it works!

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