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my weeping cherry's leaves turning brown

Posted by rnjenh28 (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 11, 08 at 9:46

WE JUST BOUGHT A WEEPING CHERRY TREE AND PLANTED IT ABOUT A MONTH AGO. THE LEAVES ARE NOW STARTING TO TURN BROWN. MY HUSBAND FOUND ABOUT 30 BEETLES ON IT. WE HAVE SINCE SPRAYED IT BUT I AM WONDERING IF THE LEAVES WILL COME BACK OR IF THE WHOLE TREE IS DOOMED.


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RE: my weeping cherry's leaves turning brown

The affected leaves will not come back, but new leaves will sprout so keep caring for the plants. Patients!!


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RE: my weeping cherry's leaves turning brown

the leaves were injured with any or all of the following:

insufficient water after transplant;

improper use of sprays on an otherwise incredibly stressed plant ...;

or the bugs ...

i would not have sprayed a recent planting ... as bugs eat trees.. they do NOT turn them brown ... leaving only the watering issue and the spraying issue ....

do you know how to properly water the tree ... deep and infrequently ... you have to get water down to the roots ....

try the tree forum for more questions regarding trees ....

good luck

ken


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RE: my weeping cherry's leaves turning brown

  • Posted by jean001 z8aPortland, OR (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 11, 08 at 22:47

For now, water into the original rootball is much more important than deep watering.

Deep watering is useful only after the tree is established and the roots have extended widely.


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RE: my weeping cherry's leaves turning brown

I live in Eastern Nebraska. I planted a Flowering Cherry tree this spring. It was beautiful & developed many blossoms early on. Prior to planting it we had a drainage problem from our neighbors yard (sump pump/ gutter down spout run off & pooling into a large portion of our yard) & have since remedied it with a French Drain. This seems to have worked very well as our new sod has grown in beautifully & the soil underneath has hardened up to what feels more "normal". However, the cherry tree is planted right near this French Drain & the leaves on it have now curled up & turned brown. The branches are still moist, but there has been no new growth on it for at least a week. I think it must be getting enough water as it rains here nearly every day. I water in the morning when the weather will be hot, or grass seems very dry about 2 - 3 times weekly if needed. I really hope this tree is not dead or dying. If it is in the process of dying I am wondering if there is anything I can do to reverse that/ boost its health. Any help would be very much appreciated!

Thank you


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