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02/04/2014 at 17:46

Does anyone know when European Spindle starts to come into leaf?  Mine look dead!

02/04/2014 at 17:48

Wait a minute, it's still light, I'll go and check mine

02/04/2014 at 17:53

Sorry Mrs G, I've got leaves and flower buds

02/04/2014 at 18:41

Mine still looks dead, I'm sure it will be fine.

02/04/2014 at 19:27

Ha ha looks like a wait and see job then. 

02/04/2014 at 22:00

I nearly dug it up last year because it looked so lifeless, but I got distracted and then it burst into life, so I just leave it to get on with it now.

02/04/2014 at 23:20

I have two small European spindles that I bought last autumn which are now out in leaf and one is about to flower, but I am in the sunny south. One is about a week behind the other because it's in a shady spot, I expect yours will be fine though.

03/04/2014 at 10:10

Thanks everyone we're in Leicestershire so I'll wait and see

04/04/2014 at 18:51

Hey Mrs. G, It's alive, noticed well developed buds while I was beheading a fern earlier. It didn't look like that the other day.

06/04/2014 at 19:02

Thanks Lisa.  I gave the bark a little scratch today and it was green underneath-yay!

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