My apricot tree refuses to sleep.
I'm worried. My Apricot tree has never done this before. It still has it's full summer leaf cover. It's little buds are decernable in a limited way at the end of the stems and in leaf axils, but no sign of leaf fall despite the wicked winds up here, in fact it looks very healthy indeed. Did I do wrong to feed it too well last year, or is it climate related? I'm on a mountain facing the ocean looking north. Surely it should be all tucked up in it's pot for the winter?
It is in a huge and heavy clay pot, so I am loathed to try to move it to a harsher spot, but I know fruit trees need to sleep in winter to do their best, so is moving it my only option?
Many thanks for your attention.