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Brown spots on plum tree

Posted by MagicGarden_AZ Z9 (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 31, 05 at 16:31

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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RE: Brown spots on plum tree

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RE: Brown spots on plum tree

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.

Crista


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