We just planted a Plum FLW Thundercloud #7 (Prunus Cerasifera
'Thundercloud') in our front yard a couple of months ago.
It seems to be doing great and having new growth, but now I've noticed a
problem. It looks as if the leaves are being eaten by some sort of bugs.
Does anyone know what bugs 'like' to eat this tree? More importantly, what
can I do to get rid of them??!
I doubt there are any bugs eating the leaves, they dont seem to like
purple much. You probably are seeing damage from coccomyces(shot hole
fungus). It causes small round lesions that eventually die off and
fall out, leaving the holes. It is a cosmetic problem, but if you want
to spray for it, you need to start very early in the spring.
Nah it won't kill your tree, the damage has allready occurred.
Just keep the tree well watered a new planting can take 2 years to
establish, mulch is better than turf underneath , keep it pulled back
from the stem.
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