We planted two fruitless pear trees last fall. They have not started budding yet this spring. They are still alive as the limbs are still green. Is the not budding from it being too cold this spring and they haven't had a chance to bud? I would like to know if there is anything I can do to help them along or if they will most likely be a loss. Thank you.
Hardiness Zone: 4a
Mary from West Fargo, ND
A lack of flowers is a common complaint among growers of ornamental pears (as well as fruit-bearing types). There are a number of reasons fruitless pear trees fail to flower. Any one or a combination of these factors could be the problem.
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Give them a little more time. I'm in MO and ours just budded last week. Since you are further north, I'd give it another week or two.
Hi, we live in zone 3 and this spring is cool and rainy, our pear tree is exactly as you describe yours. I think we will have to be patient and wait this year, I hear we are 3 plus weeks behind for spring this year. Hope this helps. Shar
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