Ohio Buckeye Tree Is Not Producing Many Leaves And Is Slow Growing This Year

Question From: T. Schindler - Baxter, Minnesota, United States
Q: My mothers Ohio Buckeye tree isn't producing many leaves and is very slow growing she lives in Minnesota and they bought it from a reputable nursery, any suggestions?

A: Many trees and shrubs are slow to leaf out this year due to effects of the severe cold suffered last winter. The freeze came quickly and plants were not completely hardened off. Professionals recommend patience to see if latent leaf buds emerge. Keeping the tree watered at this time is a must. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy