Frillylily said:how long ago did the prev owners cut around it? If it was recently (to plant flowers around it to impress potential buyers) that is likely the problem. They cut around it damaging so many roots that it doesn't stand a chance now. It will probably have so much die back that it won't ever look right. These are inexpensive and grow fast. If it were mine, I'd pull it out and start a new one.
clintbrown said:Redbuds are not long-lived trees. This is one reason I only have one in my yard. The one I have is a weeping redbud. My Grandmother's redbud tree was huge and died all of a sudden. My dad's did too.
I just planted a twig of a redbud from the Arbor Day org. What do you consider the lifespan of this tree, given your experiences? Thx!
sedumzz said:I used to have a redbud at the old house.
It was more than 5 years old when i left, and was very big.
It still has not died, up to this year.
porkpal said:We have a redbud that is about 25 years old and it has looked half dead for the last 15 years but blooms well every spring!