Sep 01, Overwatering may be cause of plum tree's dropping leaves By Chip Tynan Special to the Post-Dispatch when one suddenly had all of its leaves droop, dry up and drop off about two weeks ago Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins. Q. Plum Tree Leaves Falling Off.
I planted my plum tree in the garden about 3 years ago (was in a pot for the first year). First year in the ground fruited lovely, last year fruit came we think the squirrels had the fruit as at night they where there gone in the morning (it wasn't the neighbor).
Jul 27, Plum Tree Leaf Spot. Bacterial leaf spot attacks the leaves, often appearing unnoticed on the leaf underside. Continued infestation results in the plum tree problem of further leaf damage with holes surrounded by the red ringed bacterial indicator.
Additional Plum Problems.
While not technically a disease, plum curculio is a common problem with. Aug 01, I have a plum tree that I inherited that's probably at least 20 years old that has patches of leaves that have been turning brown this summer and then eventually dry up and die.
This is happening all over the tree and I'm afraid it may be dying. So I asked at a local nursery, showed them a photo of the trunk and leaves.
Do NOT remove infected leaves from the tree, wait until they fall to the ground. Leaves infected with rust are still capable of supplying nutrients to the plum tree especially just before they fall off.
Rust grows best on nitrogen rich foliage, do not feed your plum tree.