Brown spots on plum tree

magicgarden_az(Z9)October 31, 2005

I have a Satsayama (spelling?) plum tree and it has developed brown spots on the leaves - mostly on the tips. Does anyone have any idea what it could be? I wonder if it is the chlorine in the water or maybe the soil? What do you suppose I could do for the tree? I will really appreciate some information. The tree was a 5 gallon that I planted in May. It was doing really well until recently.

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    Bookmark   December 7, 2005 at 6:56PM
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crista(Sunset 13)

With where you are located it's possible that the brown on your leaf tips is a result of salt build up in the soil as you've cut back on watering with the cooler weather. Because you have a small tree if you're watering by a dripper or small amount in general the naturally occuring soil akalinity will take it's toll on the roots. Try giving a deep watering to get the salts below the soil line - no new leaves will be produced until the spring, but you'll get built up minerals rinsed below where the roots are growing. Don't fertilize until spring.


    Bookmark   December 20, 2005 at 10:29PM
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