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Medlar bud dropping

I have a young medlar tree - planted last autumn at 3-4 years old. It seemed to like its location as it produced good growth and plenty of buds this spring. I am disappointed as, in spite of the tree looking otherwise healthy, all these lovely buds are just dropping to the ground without opening. Does anyone know why this might be?


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,996

    Drought?  It takes a lot of moisture to produce a flower and it's been a very dry winter and spring.

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Sara NPSara NP Posts: 2

    It could be but that wouldn't be my first thought as I have watered a lot in addition to the wet where I live in North Yorks - plus everything else in the garden looks fine and as it should be. Thanks though, I will make sure I give it plenty of water next year.

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