Lilac Bushes

New Lilac Tree Leaves Damaged

Anonymous added on May 11, 2015 | Answered

I planted a lilac tree last November. It has plenty of buds but when they turn into leaves, they become dry with holes in them and eventually the leaves die.

Share this Question:
Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Check here if you would like to receive notifications every time this question is answered.
You are subscribed to receive notifications whenever this question is answered.
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 11, 2015

Without a photo, it's hard for me to say what is happening but I can help you narrow it down a little. My best guess would be that your lilac has bacterial blight. Barring that, it could be a leaf spot disease or maybe even lilac leaf miners (any signs of insects?). All of these possibilities are discussed in the following article:

An extension article on lilac bacterial blight:

An extension article on leaf spot diseases:

Was this answer useful?
Looking for more?
Here are more questions about Lilac Bushes

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

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