Magnolia Tree Branch Budded Out Then Stopped And Has Not Produced Leaves

Question From: L. Lair - Denver, Colorado, United States
Q: My magnolia shrub has one branch that has budded out & then stopped. Other branches have leafed put as usual. I broke off a small branch that is part of the larger one & it is green under bark. My magnolia is Betty. Any idea what is going on?

A: I haven't a clue Lois. Be patient, it may leaf out yet. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy