I have a Gwang Yang Persimmon that was planted late last fall. Unfortunately I did not realize to note not to prune the tree before shipping, and I believe that because it was cut back so late in the year, prior to dormancy, much of its energy was lost, thus resulting in very late, low growth this spring / Summer.
I initially believed the tree to be dead, but it eventually put out several new growths very close to the graft line ( Currently 1-2’ in height)
All new growth originates very close to the graft line, making it hard for me determine if it is root stock, or graft growth.
I want to cut all but 1 next spring to re-establish the trunk. Is there a way to determine this, based on the leaves?
I noticed two leaves looks to have a double lobe / curve / notch in it. There is one on 2 of the 3 new growths.