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Prairie Fire Crabapple small leaves

Posted by cob623 none (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 16, 14 at 13:05

I have 5 prairifire crabapple trees, but one of them seems to have an issue. It was the first to lose it's leaves in the fall and now it's leaves are barely growing after flowering in early May. There are a couple branches on it that have normal size leaves but for the most part the tree has leaves about 1/4 to 1/3 the size of the normal leaves.

If you look at the picture you can see what I'm talking about. Is this tree on it's way out or can it be saved?

This post was edited by cob623 on Mon, Jun 16, 14 at 18:18


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RE: Prairie Fire Crabapple small leaves

I wouldn't have much hope on this one.


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RE: Prairie Fire Crabapple small leaves

that's what I figure. I've had them planted for 3 years.


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RE: Prairie Fire Crabapple small leaves

I'd figure there is something attacking the roots or it is just a genetically bad tree assuming that tree guard is not collaring it or hiding damage of something that did. Or it was buried too deep.

This post was edited by Fascist_Nation on Tue, Jun 17, 14 at 11:33


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RE: Prairie Fire Crabapple small leaves

No it is a spiral type guard that can expand. It's on there cause rabbits like to gnaw on the trees in the winter. They never got this one though.


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