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Old 04-26-2015, 09:34 AM
 
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We have a potted tree in our backyard that has not bloomed yet. A month or so ago it started blooming little red buds but then they died and nothing has happened since. Should I replace the soil in the pot or trash the tree? Thanks.
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Old 04-26-2015, 10:41 AM
 
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Not enough information.

What tree was it? How large is the pot? How long has the tree been in the pot, and how was the tree cared for?
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Old 04-26-2015, 10:55 AM
 
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I have no idea what type of tree or the type of care it had. I just moved into this house and it was left here from previous owner. It is not a huge tree. Probably like 4-5 feet tall and pot is a medium sized planter.
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Old 04-26-2015, 11:01 AM
 
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wonder if it's out grown the pot and just needs to be planted in soil, no pot?


Could you post a photo?
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Old 04-26-2015, 11:23 AM
 
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Why not just plant it in the ground? If it lives, it lives.
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Old 04-26-2015, 12:07 PM
 
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I have no idea what type of tree or the type of care it had. I just moved into this house and it was left here from previous owner. It is not a huge tree. Probably like 4-5 feet tall and pot is a medium sized planter.
There are so many reasons it could be dying...

If it even is dying. You talk about flower buds dying, a period of no water or a cold snap could do that, without really affecting the tree's viability. Does it have leaves?
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Old 04-26-2015, 12:12 PM
 
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I live in the city so don't have anywhere to plant except a pot. See attached for a picture of the tree. It has no leaves.
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Old 04-26-2015, 12:22 PM
 
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I live in the city so don't have anywhere to plant except a pot. See attached for a picture of the tree. It has no leaves.
I don't recognize the tree, but it looks to me like those terminal buds are still green, so maybe it isn't quite ready to leaf out yet. I live in a very mild winter place, and some trees here have yet to break bud.

I can't tell from the photo, is it inside or outside right now?
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Old 04-26-2015, 12:25 PM
 
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you don't say where you live-that's what pretty much all the trees around here look like.
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Old 04-26-2015, 12:34 PM
 
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ok yes it is outdoors and the buds are green but have been for a few weeks. Was wondering if it was getting too late since all the other trees in the area have bloomed. Should I change up the soil??
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