I got home this evening to a leaning Bedouin tomato. Upon closer examination the stem was damaged when I stripped off some the branches just before planting. So I pulled it and planted Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red in it's place.
I dug another hole south and slightly east of our liquid amber tree in our area rich in rocks and asphalt. I hit the jackpot. I can tell why this liquid amber doesn't grow. I pulled out a rock about seven inches wide and five inches thick. To the north of this rock was more thick asphalt. I gave up on this hole.