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Breaking leaf buds
One or more breaking leaf buds are visible on the plant. A leaf bud is considered "breaking" once a green leaf tip is visible at the end of the bud, but before the first leaf from the bud has unfolded to expose the leaf stalk (petiole) or leaf base.
How many buds are breaking?
Less than 3;3 to 10;11 to 100;101 to 1,000;1,001 to 10,000;More than 10,000 More...
One or more live, unfolded leaves are visible on the plant. A leaf is considered "unfolded" once its entire length has emerged from a breaking bud, stem node or growing stem tip, so that the leaf stalk (petiole) or leaf base is visible at its point of attachment to the stem. Do not include fully dried or dead leaves.
What percentage of the potential canopy space is full with leaves? Ignore dead branches in your estimate of potential canopy space.
Less than 5%;5-24%;25-49%;50-74%;75-94%;95% or more More...
Increasing leaf size
A majority of leaves on the plant have not yet reached their full size and are still growing larger. Do not include new leaves that continue to emerge at the ends of elongating stems throughout the growing season.
What percentage of full size are most leaves?
Less than 25%;25-49%;50-74%;75-94%;95% or more More...
One or more leaves show some of their typical late-season color, or yellow or brown due to drought or other stresses. Do not include small spots of color due to minor leaf damage, or dieback on branches that have broken. Do not include fully dried or dead leaves that remain on the plant. More...
One or more leaves are falling or have recently fallen from the plant. More...