Wonderful as always to see the variety of Acers leafing out this spring. However, my showstopper -- a 6-year-old, 4-foot-tall ukigumo -- appears to be amiss. Everything else on my property has leafed out already, but my ukigumo is still very slowly emerging from its buds, and appears to be a full month behind everything else (photo 1 below). I actually feared it was dead, as the buds weren't even swollen at the start of this month. A few weeks ago, when I thought it had actually died, I noticed multiple discrete areas of decay on the bark (photo 2 below). I sprayed them copiously with Bordeaux and hoped for the best. It's hard for me to tell if they're healing, or if the decay is progressing. The rest of the tree appears normal (photo 3 below). Questions: 1) Is it normal for ukigumo to leaf out later in spring? 2) Can anyone identify the trunk lesions? 3) Was dousing it in Bordeaux the right move? 4) Should I wrap the lesions or treat them with anything else? Thanks!