Gardeners are most likely to have the disease introduced to their property by the planting.
Apr 18, You will notice that there are small holes in the leaves and almost all leaf drop on plum trees the leaves on the tree have them.
Along with the leaf drop there is also an occasional small twig dropped that has two or three leaves still attached. Overwatering may be cause of plum tree's dropping leaves.
Q I have two flowering plums that were planted two years ago along the west side of our property. They have done well until this year Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins. Jun 27, Wilted Leaves & Fruit on Plum Tree. Published on June 27, June 27, by stumpcutting.bar Tonka plum tree in yard has several limbs with wilted leaves and fruit, noticed about a week ago. Age is years old. Planted in plenty of good black dirt with compost and tree removal in joplin mo manure.
Too much or not enough water can cause wilting and leaves to drop.
This natural fruit thinning benefits the remaining fruit, which form larger and better quality plums.
Even established trees suffer during extremely hot and droughty summers. Gardeners often overcompensate with improper watering. Both can cause the symptoms you described. The affected tree may be in an area that stays wet longer or dries faster than the healthy plum tree. Feb 27, Plum rust creates tiny, rust-colored spores on plum tree (and other fruit tree)leaves. It can cause leaf drop and a reduced plum yield, but it is unlikely to kill the tree.
My money is still on weather damage, unless you are seeing permanent defoliation on whole branches or many twigs!
Plum trees are usually impacted at the end of the growing season, making it more resistant to the mal effects of the fungus. Source and Treatment of Plum Rust. Plum trees are susceptible to fungi, bacteria, viruses and nematodes. Damage to the tree may cause a decline in fruit quality or viability and fruit may drop. In addition to fruit drop, indications.