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Hucklberri
May 22, 2018 3:52 PM CST
The tree in the picture had just started growing leaves like 2 weeks ago. I am curious if it's likely not getting enough sunlight. It grows flowers, and there are none to be seen at the moment. I'm unsure if it just blooms in the summer, or if something is wrong. If it isn't getting enough sun, is there a solution?


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Name: Mindi Hammerstone
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MindiHammerstone
May 22, 2018 4:57 PM CST
Welcome 😀 Welcome!

In my opinion I would try fertilizing it. Someone might come along that knows better.

Cheers,

Mindi
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DaisyI
May 22, 2018 5:21 PM CST
Welcome!

First, we should figure out what kind of tree you have (I can't tell from your photo). Can you post another picture with a close up of the leaves? And bark?

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sooby
May 22, 2018 5:31 PM CST
Welcome!

It looks to be growing out in the open so it's hard to see how it would not be getting enough sunlight, unless it's way out of its preferred climate. As Daisy said, it would help to figure out what kind of tree it is. As well as close-ups of leaves and bark can you include twigs with leaves and also where the trunk goes into the ground.
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Hucklberri
May 23, 2018 7:10 AM CST
Thank You!

I'm not sure what you meant by "twigs with leaves" I think you meant a small twig branching out of the trunk.

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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 23, 2018 10:21 AM CST
I'm not sure what kind of tree you have. But are those flowers between the leaves? What color does it bloom? Does it grow some kind of seed pod? What does it look like?

It is getting plenty of sunshine, seems to be leafing out nicely. Most trees bloom in the spring and that is it.
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Hucklberri
May 23, 2018 12:08 PM CST
It looks like it has buds, but the other trees in town have already bloomed. You think this one just blooms later in spring? It has white flowers, I don't think any seed pods.
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sooby
May 23, 2018 1:25 PM CST
Does it look like these pictures?

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Hucklberri
May 23, 2018 7:25 PM CST
I dont think so it has actual flowers
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quercusnut
May 23, 2018 7:35 PM CST
Could it be Cercidiphyllum japonicum?
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AngieVanIsld
May 23, 2018 9:23 PM CST
My guess is a little leaf Linden.
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sooby
May 24, 2018 2:41 AM CST
AngieVanIsld said:My guess is a little leaf Linden.


Welcome! That's what I suggested above but apparently the flowers aren't a match.

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tarev
May 24, 2018 10:25 AM CST
What is the prevailing temperature around the area night time and daytime ? At times, some trees do take a bit longer than usual to grow more leaves if the conditions are still way too cool for it. From your photos, it does seem to be out in the open, so there is sunlight. Some trees are just like that, takes their sweet time.

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