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May 22, 2018 3:52 PM CST
Montana
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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May 22, 2018 4:57 PM CST
Name: Mindi Hammerstone
Tracy, CA (Zone 9b)
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Welcome 😀 Welcome!

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

Cheers,

Mindi
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May 22, 2018 5:21 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
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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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May 22, 2018 5:31 PM CST
Name: Sue
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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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May 23, 2018 7:10 AM CST
Montana
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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May 23, 2018 10:21 AM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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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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May 23, 2018 12:08 PM CST
Montana
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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May 23, 2018 1:25 PM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
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Does it look like these pictures?

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May 23, 2018 7:25 PM CST
Montana
I dont think so it has actual flowers
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May 23, 2018 7:35 PM CST
Name: Kyle
Middle TN (Zone 7a)
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Could it be Cercidiphyllum japonicum?
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May 23, 2018 9:23 PM CST
Name: Angie
Victoria, British Columbia, Ca (Zone 8b)
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My guess is a little leaf Linden.
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May 24, 2018 2:41 AM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
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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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May 24, 2018 10:25 AM CST
Name: tarev
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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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