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Cherry Problem. Anyone know what causes this on cherry tree please? It was covered in blossoms, and most of them have all died back like this.




I'm afraid I don't know what it is, Karen, but the same thing is happening to my crab apple tree, so I hope someone has an answer. I cut off the worst bits when it first happened last year, but it's exactly the same this year.

5 Jul, 2013


I think it's leaf scorch, a fungal infection. Doesn't affect the overall performance of the tree in a major way, but obviously looks grim. Cut away the dead bits. I don't think there's a chemical treatment available to us at amateur level, but a fungicidal spray at bud burst may help.

6 Jul, 2013


Thanks for that, Worthy.

6 Jul, 2013


Thanks Worthy. I do seem to get a lot of fungal problems here. I've cut off the worst bits now, thanks!

6 Jul, 2013

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