Plum tree drops leaves in August then quickly regrows

rtmurraySeptember 15, 2013

Not sure what kind on plum, but my 7-8 year old plum tree (a great producer if I can keep the mockingbirds at bay) has dropped it's leaves for at least the last 2 or 3 years around August, then puts them back on again before winter. Is this common or do I have a supertree of sorts. : ) Any help is appreciated.

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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

I'd suspect drought or some type of leaf disease like bacterial spot. If the tree produces what you want then don't be concerned.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 11:07AM
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insteng

Mine have been dropping leaves as well. With the current drought my trees are still only a year or two old and since I am only able to water on the weekends they tend to get stressed a little and drop their leaves. My plums and pears have all dropped a few leaves and now that it is getting cooler they are putting new leaves back on.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 11:14AM
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rtmurray

Thanks for the feedback. All seems to be well with it. We usually leave for vacation for a couple of weeks. Maybe the August heat stresses it.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2013 at 2:59PM
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