This one took a snap frost last November which zapped all the leaves,
And I didn’t think much of it at the time. But by mid-March, all the other trees were growing except this trident.
By April, everything was ready for a haircut (including me…after a month of Corona quarantine)
A cambium check suggested the tree was still alive, so I kept it in shade, and treated it like it was still alive, watering and feeding it. Until finally, on April 25, fully 6 weeks later than the torch tridents, I noticed suddenly the buds had broken:
Strange to see Kurume azaleas finishing blooming, Satsukis starting, and a bare trident a month them.
May 15…breathing a sigh of relief now…