Why won’t my Red Bud get a trunk?
I live in northern NM. I’ve had this western red bud for 5 years. I mulch it well in the winter. It will develop a few flowers in the spring but still doesn’t have a single trunk. It gets new branches and beautiful, healthy leaves towards the bottom/ground every year. I have a clematis that is happy to use the dead branches this year as a trellis. Why isn’t it growing into a tree?
Taos County New Mexico