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sick plum tree

I have a mature plum tree which is not looking very well.  The trunk of the bifurcates about 6 inches above the ground.  We have lived here for 5 years and one half of the tree has always looked "dead" and is covered in ivy.  The other half however has seemed healthy and produced a lot of fruit.  This year it produced a fair number of flowers but now the leaves are curling and dry and brown and it has only produced about half a dozen plums.  We are in the west of Scotland and it has been pretty wet this year.  Any advice would be very welcome.


  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 3,995

    Did you happen to prune it in the damp weather as this would cause silver leaf curl. I have just pruned my two year old tree now as this year it did not flower ( not sure if the house sparrows had something to do with that or the weather)

  • janemacmjanemacm Posts: 2

    No - Haven't pruned it at all thanks

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