Damson Plum Trees
Q.

Damson tree dying.

Zone oxford ox1 4rq | Anonymous added on May 31, 2019 | Answered

I planted a small damson tree last year which blossomed well in first year and earlier this year. However the leaves started to shrivel and turn in soon after the blossom had ended. I found aphids and treated the tree with a chemical spray. Some new healthier leaves have appeared and some early small fruit but the tree looks dead. Is there anything I can do to save it. Should I remove all the shrivelled leaves?Thanks.Anna.

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 1, 2019

The Aphids look to be still active.
These links have more information.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/plum/control-leaf-curl-plum-aphids.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/plum/plum-tree-fruit-spray.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/plum/common-plum-tree-pests.htm
I'm also concerned about the green algae growing on the bark; you tree may not be getting enough sunlight and air circulation around the tree.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/plum/growing-plum-trees.htm

00
Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Damson Plum Trees
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More