Prairie Fire Crabapple small leaves

cob623June 16, 2014

I have 5 prairifire crabapple trees, but one of them seems to have an issue. It was the first to lose it's leaves in the fall and now it's leaves are barely growing after flowering in early May. There are a couple branches on it that have normal size leaves but for the most part the tree has leaves about 1/4 to 1/3 the size of the normal leaves.

If you look at the picture you can see what I'm talking about. Is this tree on it's way out or can it be saved?

This post was edited by cob623 on Mon, Jun 16, 14 at 18:18

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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

I wouldn't have much hope on this one.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 7:19PM
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cob623

that's what I figure. I've had them planted for 3 years.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 7:34AM
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Fascist_Nation(9b)

I'd figure there is something attacking the roots or it is just a genetically bad tree assuming that tree guard is not collaring it or hiding damage of something that did. Or it was buried too deep.

This post was edited by Fascist_Nation on Tue, Jun 17, 14 at 11:33

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 11:30AM
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cob623

No it is a spiral type guard that can expand. It's on there cause rabbits like to gnaw on the trees in the winter. They never got this one though.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 11:34AM
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