where are the leaves
I have a purple leaf sand cherry tree - about (4) yrs old. I have noticed that the tree has been growing leaves only at the tips. The branches do not seem dead they branches are elastic and not brittle as found on dead twigs. I checked for bores and found no little holes in the branches suggesting they are present.
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I can't say that I know what's going on here, but is this tree growing in full sun? These plants need lots of sunlight to fully leaf out so perhaps that's the problem.

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