Indian Bean tree issue

Hello all,

I woke up yesterday morning to find my Indian bean tree suddenly looking rather unwell. I think it may be Verticillium wilt. I am not sure of the best course of action, I love the tree so I dont want to part with it if at all possible. 

Is there anything else it could be?


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  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 4,873
    Bumping this up in the hope that someone can advise  :)
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 4,873
    Hello Katherine, 
    I have had a bit of a search around, and assuming it is verticillium wilt (it does look like it, but l am certainly no expert), l found this information from the RHS. 
    https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=255
    Maybe someone else who has had experience of this will see this and give you some more advice  :)
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 3,224
    If there are no obvious breakages on any of the branches there, you could just do nothing and see what happens next year. But keep up with the watering in the meantime. Unfortunately, your pruning of the branch does not look promising at the moment. Your tree may have been suffering from Verticillium Wilt for some time, and it takes a period of stress like lack of water to trigger the first signs. 
  • If there are no obvious breakages on any of the branches there, you could just do nothing and see what happens next year. But keep up with the watering in the meantime. Unfortunately, your pruning of the branch does not look promising at the moment. Your tree may have been suffering from Verticillium Wilt for some time, and it takes a period of stress like lack of water to trigger the first signs. 
    Thanks for the info, do you think I should prune back what parts that have lost their leaves or hang fire and see how the tree does? 
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 3,224
    If you have tried watering in the last few days and the leaves remain the same, I recommend you start pruning back now. 

    Your tree is young, so far harder to fight back. If you prune now, it gives it a chance to hopefully recover. It has been dry this winter and the whole of last year's heat and drought will not have helped a young tree. All you can do is keep on top with watering.
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