Hello everyone! This is my first post on a forum, though I have been lurking here at Mirai for about a year.
I was hoping someone could help me figure out why my Trident maple has yet to push buds. I live in zone hardiness 6B, we are steadily seeing highs and lows between 40’s and 80’s F, and everything else I have has long since broken dormancy. The Trident seems to be drinking plenty of water, and a scratch test reveals lots of live green tissue. It spent the winter on the ground, mulched and in the center of the huddle of my other trees. I did repot it this spring, into a larger container to let it put on some weight and gain a bit more vigor.
This is the only Trident Maple I’ve ever had so I don’t know if they are typically late, but I would think no swollen buds by early May is abnormally late. This is also not unusual for this tree, it is always the last one to open, but I would say this is even later than normal.
Any feedback is appreciated, if you need better info let me know and I’ll try to answer.