1. Edward Vierheller says:

    My Parrotia persica, a 10- to 12-foot specimen from Oregon, has been slow to come into leaf and has done so irregularly, with well developed leaves on some branches and no leaves or few leaves on others as of late March. I planted the tree in a large but unamended hole in late December, at the same time I planted similarly sized specimens, also from Oregon, of Stewartia pseudocamellia, Styrax obassia, Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Orangeola,’ Acer palmatum ‘Orange Flame,’ Acer palmatum ‘Red spyder,’ and Acer japonicum ‘Green Cascade.’ Each of the trees but the Parrotia had dropped its leaves by the time it arrived at my residence in Morgan Hill, CA, and it wasn’t until late this month that the Parrotia dropped the last of its leaves (with a little help from me). Moreover, each of the trees but the Parrotia began to come into leaf in early to mid February (the weather here has been quite temperate), and each of them is now fully in leaf. Should I be concerned about the Parrotia? And if so, is there anything I can do to make sure it survives its transplanting fully intact?

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