Leaves Falling Off of Plant

capstoneec added on June 10, 2017 | Answered

I just had a Plum sandcherry shrub planted by a Garden Center 10 days ago. I noticed that overnight about 1/4th of its leaves were on the ground. I shook the shrub and more leaves fell off. I\'m sure if I shook it even more all of the leaves would drop off. Why is this happening and should I be concerned? Ed Turk

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Answered on June 12, 2017

Check the soil; is the soil wet and poorly draining?
Is the soil dry; though they can be drought tolerant if established, it may need some watering.

Pests and disease could also cause leaf drop. Check for signs of pest on the the leaves and check the bark for signs of disease.

Treat pests with Neem Oil.

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