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Rowan tree not breaking bud

I planted a  6ft Rowan, 'Autumn Spire' last autumn. It has plenty of buds but they are all still closed and I would have expected then to have opened by now. The bark is green when i scrape at it with my finger nail. Do I have a problem or am I just being impatient?
One of the reason that i am worried is because in my back garden i planted another Sorbus, 'Olympic Flame' in early autumn and that has got leaves appearing.

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,583
    Patience.   All sorts of things still at the closed bud stage here and i'm probably 3 to 4 weeks ahead of you for most things.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,528
    I planted some pear some pear cordons in Nov 2017, they didn't break bud until last week (16 months), but are now smothered in flower buds and emerging leaves.
    So don't loose faith. I guess they were settling in and getting their roots established.
    Maybe my first pears later in the year :)
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • KT53KT53 Posts: 6,422
    Buds haven't opened on mine in the West of England yet either.
  • Thank you everyone, especially reassuring that buds haven't opened for others. I was concerned because my other Rowan is further ahead than this one. Wishing you many pears Pete!
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,528
    Thanks :)
    and wishing you many rowan berries - one of my favourite trees 
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Pete.8 said:
    Thanks :)
    and wishing you many rowan berries - one of my favourite trees 
    ... Which is why I decided to plant two Rowans last autumn, one with red berries in our back garden and the front one with orange berries. Always loved them against a blue sky so here's hoping for another lovely summer!
  • Thank you Lantana, mine looks exactly like that as well.
    Plenty of other buds are breaking, and some perennial plants that are usually not too hardy up here such as Salvia Hot Lips and Gaura Sparkle White are showing early signs of life so it looks like the winter has been kind to my vulnerable plants. I feel confident now that the Sorbus will be flowering soon and I look forward to it!  :)

  • BenDoverBenDover Posts: 478
    My Rowan is already in full leaf.  Been planted for 4 years this year.  However, I'm itching for the arrival of leaves on my Gingko Biloba (Obelisk) that I planted the weekend just before - it is a late developer apparently, but I can already see the buds breaking and little green leaves just appearing.  Exciting.
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