- Plum tree trauma- Will it die?
Every year my plum tree bears lots of fruit. Nearly ever year the leaves look shrived and it looks unwell but still gives loads of fruit.
This year the leaves look even worse, loads have fallen off and their is not one plum or baby plum on it?
Just a bad year for it, will it bounce back next year?Posted 3 years agomuckerSubscriber
Default problem for plums pruned at the wrong time of year is Silverleaf.Posted 3 years ago
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Looks like the regrowth or later growth is good, but the earlier leaves had that leaf-curling aphid. It should have moved on by now, and there’s not much you can do anyway, apart from TLC. And if you aren’t on a limey soil, a handful of coarse oystershell grit scattered on the soil around. It might like that. People feed it to chickens, you buy it loose from that sort of shop.
It looks a bit dense in the middle, you might want to thin it in late summer, taking out crossing branches and ones growing inwards. Not much, a fifth or so, to avoid a big shock to the tree. You need to know about cutting at the collar, and the safe way of cutting without ripping the bark downwards.Posted 3 years ago
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