Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:31 pm
what cultivar do you have?
Lets hope we don't get a late Winter / early Spring arctic blast like they are getting in Europe right now. My aunt in Germany said that many of her plants were getting very close to leafing out and now they are getting hammered. I'm actually more worried about the lack of snow cover and the very vulnerable roots if such a thing happens. The recent post by Ed on the dying yellow-cedars out west is a good reminder of what can happen.
I remember this happing back in 1990 or so. We had two weeks of 50ish weather, and the soft maples and peach tries started to bud. I remember watching the thunderstorms start to roll in at night and after that it got cold again. Besides the buds and killed twigs, many of the tree's bark split open in multiple places.