Cherry tree issue

fireduck(10a)May 3, 2013

My Royal Lee (3 years old) is doing great and carrying about two dozen half-grown fruits. My Minnie Royal (right next to the RL) has tried to leaf out...then all the leaf sprouts have turned brown and dried up! What is going on??? Watering schedules are same on both trees.

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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

Sounds like the Minnie has died. Can't tell you why without more info or a picture, probably not then.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2013 at 3:22PM
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fireduck(10a)

F...I know what you mean. I have only had one other tree do this (eucalyptus)...and I found my evil neighbor had killed it with a copper rod. Short of him hitting this with roundup...it baffles me. No borers or physical signs. Maybe lack of water last summer...but that seems like a stretch. Dunno...

    Bookmark   May 3, 2013 at 11:37PM
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kaisersoze(10a - San Diego)

I have a newly planted Asian Pear tree that has blackened leaves like what you are describing on your Cherry Tree. It has been a hot Spring in San Diego and the consensus was that it needed some shade. I'm crossing my fingers that my tree survives the heat and sun and leafs out again soon

Here is a link that might be useful: Black Leaves on Asian Pear

    Bookmark   May 3, 2013 at 11:46PM
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fireduck(10a)

K...if the black leaves are restricted to the branch ends...you may have fireblight. Investigate that online ( very common problem). If so, cut out (well below the disease).

    Bookmark   May 4, 2013 at 9:24AM
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