No leaves on "Maw Maw"

Asked June 1, 2019, 11:11 AM EDT

We have a pair of Paw Paw trees planted about 4 years ago (now between 3 and 4 feet tall). This year "Paw Paw" leafed out and now has flowers. The 2nd tree "Maw Maw", however, has not produced any leaves. The tree branches all appear resilient, and not breaking when bent, with the small black specks on the branches. They are planted in rich farm soil, but in an area which stays wet longer in the spring than the rest of the field but dries up nicely with the warmer summer weather.
Is "Maw Maw" gone? (the trees are commemorative for my parents who died a few years ago).

Worcester County Massachusetts

1 Response

Only time will tell if the tree will survive. It still might regenerate leaves as long as the branches still are alive. Carol Quish UConn