I have two plum trees and a pluot tree. Springtime after the the leaves all came out and greened up nicely and the flower buds became visible, all at once, seemed like the next morning there were no buds and all the leaves looked as though they had been hit by shot, all the leaves looked like lace. I got a jeweler's loupe to look for critters, but there was nothing. Basically, this all happened overnight and, of course, since this happened, it meant no fruit. Now we are getting into summer and they all are getting new greenery and looking nice again. Only thing I can do now is wait until it's time to prune. Any idea what causes this? Like I said, no critters that are eating the leaves, no apparent fungus, I am at a loss. Any help would be great.
Slugs or snails could be the culprits or cutworms of some type.
just planted a young plumcot tree two weeks ago,already showing sign of shot hole fungus.can i treat this tree with something now . and what to treat it with. i know to pull all affected leaves off and destroy them . what about the old soil, & shreded bark . thank you Scott.
Remove the disease plant material and dispose of.
These links have more information.
MUST YOU PLANT A male and female Pluot tree? Can .I just plant a QUEEN PLUOT TREE BY IT SELF OR EVEN A KING PLUOT BY ITSELF?
Pluots, like Plums need a pollinator of a different variety for good fruit set. Most will pollinate with
another pluot, or certain varieties of plum. There are approximately 20 varieties of pluots.
I live in Central NY. Winters here can get well below zero. I think it's zone 5. I bought a small plumcot tree that I planted in a large container. It was out all summer and thriving. However, online some articles say that it needs a warmer zone. Should I take it in during the winter like I do with my fig tree, or do you think it is safe to plant the plumcot outside in this zone? (thank you) -Lillian
Many plumcot varieties can grow in zone 5, but others are recommended for warmer zones. Look up the winter hardiness of the specific variety you have, or ask at the supplier you purchased the tree from. If it is a borderline case, it would probably benefit from winter protection.
Problem:withered or curly leaves. I have a Pluot tree with 4 different variety pluot branches grafted to it. The largest branch, last year,had aphids and withered leave. I treated the tree this year with "All Season" sray oil. So far no aphids but 6-8%,of the larger branch still has withered leaves. Is there anything I can do about it?
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