I do have a late planted mulberry that’s still asleep, but it’s only been in the ground 2 weeks. this tree has had 60 days or more. what’s it doing? it’s a first for me, except for trees that arrived dead (this one didn’t).
cambium is green, it’s bendy and seems well alive, so I’m stumped
The situation with the pear doesn’t sound good to me, but it still looks dormant. I’ve only planted asian pears, though I’ve personally never encountered bare root pear having problems leafing out. They all seem eager to grow. Even a KG with butchered roots at least put out a few leaves, even though it was stunted.
I believe most online nurseries put a June date for leaf out and some windows to file claims may be short. So personally I would contact the nursery or be prepared to do so.
@resonanteye, it looks okay, but could be deceiving sometimes.
I have taken dormant cuttings of apple/pear and stuck it into moist ground. Months later in summer, the cambium is still green, even though there’s no root on the cuttings. Some even try to leaf out a bit.
I agree with Clark, I think it will leaf out eventually. I grow a lot of pears in pots until I’m ready to plant them out and if I neglect a pear tree during the summer or let it sit out in 20 degrees Fahrenheit or lower during winter, they will sometimes break dormancy in June the following year. Who knows what unspeakable trauma your poor tree was exposed to before you got it! I recommend caution with watering a dormant tree --check the soil 2 or 3 inches down and if it’s still moist, watering will do more harm than good.