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I will say they do grow slow...seedlings
too.They seem to start out later as well..for me and I live way south seems to take forever to flower
.Mines in part shade,but that is well for me as we get very hot and don't do well in full sun this far south.I have a 1 year seedling
thats 3 inches tall with 5 leaves...so I understand how you feel.I think I have got 1 whole leaf since april.I can tell you the day I GOT the leaf...the 26th.
I have some canadian friends.Niki is ontario.she asked where you bought it and if you bought tree form or shrub form(I didn't even know they sold ya'll both)Nikis co workers mom lives Toronto.she bought one last year and it has leafed out in the bottom of plant but notheing up top,but has pea sized buds on lower 3 branches.niki said if got at a reputable place they may let you exchange it.she does a stake in ground with evergreen branches to block wind& if weather gets bad will use burlap.she tilled compost in an area 4 ft around where tree is.and if you still have no new sprouts from the wood stems you can trim the tips a bit and when they leaf out will be more fuller.they bloom on new wood.you can also scratch the branches bark and see if green underneath.They should be in full leaf by time the peoneys are out(which I can't even grow cause am too hot)unless are late bloomers.The longer your ROS is in the ground the sooner it will start to get its leaves in the spring
.Niki says to send to you to sheridans nursery.
Hope I was some help.I did her trim the tips over the winter(I'm mild climate) and it made for a fuller plant.I'm doing my tree next year.Love my flowered blooming stem up top?Niki taught me that!