I have recently received a Campsis shrub but it has no bud on it is this usual please?
As far as I recall , Campsis are late-summer/autumn flowering climbers ; can be very flamboyant if well grown . Flower buds should develop later in the year .
Give maximum light for flower formation and to ripen the new growth ; remember to water well during the first year .
We have one of these outside planted against an old stone well in a garden we moved to in October 2016. It was, by then, heading off down the drive like a triffid so we cut it all back to about 12"/30cms and trained it over the well.
It grew like the clappers last year but didn't produce a single flower but I'm expecting a good show later on. It is currently completely bare..............
Yes mine is leafless at the moment. Give it a warm sunny spot, something to climb up, water well and tomato feed through the spring and summer
I don't expect any leaves but I thought there should be some buds. Quite honestly it looks dead
It might be a daft question, but what does B I U mean?
They're quite late to bud up and burst into leaf ........... be patient ... mine looks dead too
... but it isn't
BIU ... bump it up?
Thanks Dove. I tried to Google it and it told me there was 39 alternatives. None were appropriate.
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Yes ... that too ... it does sometimes get copied and pasted accidentally from the toolbar above the text box but for it to appear accidentally in the thread description seems a bit more unlikely and therefore probably deliberate so I've guessed it's a request to Bump It Up should the thread disappear off the bottom of the page before being answered, as can sometimes happen.
I may be wrong.
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