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Hello, I purchased a weeping cherry tree about 15 months ago. It seemed to be growing strong, and is spring it blossomed lovely. However a a couple of months ago i noticed some of the  leaves were shriveling and holes appearing.Now the tree looks dreadful, the leaves are yellow,

I have sprayed it three times with bayer fungus fighter, perhaps once every 3 weeks, it seems to be getting worse. If anyone can tell what is the matter , i would be very appreciative. I have posted pics, Some from a couple of months, to some today.

Thank you kindly

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368

    You got left behind Michael.

    I can't answer the question but I'll push you up the forum

  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

    I don't know what has caused the holes, but have you given it lots of drinks because the bark looks quite split in one picture and there seems to be lots of slate covering the area under the tree so wondering if is thirsty.

  • Hi Michael, I am in way an expert. However, I had a similar problem to you in my garden 4 years ago. I planted three trees and a couple of shrubs for a low maintenance garden. My problems came approx 12- 18 months later when the tree's began to look similar to yours. I called a gardener in and he said it was because I had put weed matting down (which I covered in bark chips). Apparently, the soil had run out of nutrients to look after the trees and shrubs. I think yellowing leaves mean lacking nitrogen, so may be that your tree is struggling to cope under the slate? (have you put the weed matting underneath it by any chance?) Earlier this year I had all the weed matting and bark taken up, and new top soil etc dug in, my tree's have never looked better! I am sure someone on here will be able to give you an accurate answer, but that is what has helped in my situation.

  • nutcutlet wrote (see)

    You got left behind Michael.

    I can't answer the question but I'll push you up the forum

     

     That was very kind, thank you very much

    Forester2 wrote (see)

    I don't know what has caused the holes, but have you given it lots of drinks because the bark looks quite split in one picture and there seems to be lots of slate covering the area under the tree so wondering if is thirsty.

     

     I have been watering when it was hot a couple of months ago, but i can certainly give some more. Cheers

    MrsT 12 wrote (see)

    Hi Michael, I am in way an expert. However, I had a similar problem to you in my garden 4 years ago. I planted three trees and a couple of shrubs for a low maintenance garden. My problems came approx 12- 18 months later when the tree's began to look similar to yours. I called a gardener in and he said it was because I had put weed matting down (which I covered in bark chips). Apparently, the soil had run out of nutrients to look after the trees and shrubs. I think yellowing leaves mean lacking nitrogen, so may be that your tree is struggling to cope under the slate? (have you put the weed matting underneath it by any chance?) Earlier this year I had all the weed matting and bark taken up, and new top soil etc dug in, my tree's have never looked better! I am sure someone on here will be able to give you an accurate answer, but that is what has helped in my situation.

    This is very interesting. Unfortunately the slate( and weed control matting ) goes all round the garden, and it would not be possible to remove it.But i can certainly remove it temporarily and dig in some compost. Thank you for your answer

    Buddyboy wrote (see)

    Hi Michael

    I have given you a link to see if it is the same it could be Cherry leaf scorch and Cherry leaf spot

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=567

     

    This leaf spot sounds like a likely candidate, unfortunately, there seems to be little you can do about it, other than use a copper based fungus spray, which according to what I've read may have little effect. I will certainly try some though.Thank you all for all your help and replies. Food for thought.

    Cheers

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