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I bought a blossom tree last year ( I think it was a dwarf peach blossom tree). Towards the end of last summer, I noticed the leaves have a strange curled up appearance.

This year, the leaves have the same appearance. The tree produced blossom and doesn't seem to by dying, but the leaves do not seem right.

Does anyone know what is wrong with it (if anything)? And how to cure it is it is a problem?




  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,890
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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    Yes pansyface, I would say that is a very, very severe case of peach leaf curl.  Jim, there's not much can be done now other than removing the leaves and hoping that new ones grow but if the tree is in a pot, next spring you need to move it to somewhere under cover (ie where it will not get rained on) when the leaves start appearing and water it by hand.  Once the leaves are fully grown it is safe to move it back into the open.  If you want to grow peaches rather than just enjoy the blossom I can recommend a variety called Avalon Pride which is highly resistant to this disease.


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  • jim10jim10 Posts: 13

    Thanks for the replies, I think you are right, it looks like peach leaf curl. Unfortunately, the tree is planted in the garden so protecting from rain is not an option. The tree is just for blossom, not for the fruit.

    Ill try removing all the diseased leaves and see if I can find some spray to put on the leaves.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    A general fungicidal spray might help.  Look for a copper-based one Jim.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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