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Peach Tree Partially dying


I'm a novice gardener and was wondering if anyone had advice regarding my peach tree.

Last year we noticed the core of the tree seemed to be dying, with only the highest part of the tree healthly.

This spring it seemed happier but now green/dried up leaves are falling off the centre of the tree leaving it bare once again. As you can see the top is very healthy.

We had the fence replaced last year so there was possibly some root damage.

Does anyone know if this is normal or if there is anything we can do bring the tree back to life?

Many thanks!


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    Looks very much like Peach leaf curl which is inevitable when grown outdoors in the UK.  It will get over it as the year progresses and new leaves will form.
    It is also almost certainly suffering from lack of water in that position close to the fence, compounded by the root damage you mention.
    All you can really do is water it deeply and often.  Give it 3 bucketfuls, once a week until the leaves have all fallen in autumn.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • rob--parrrob--parr Posts: 2
    Great, thanks Bob! 
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