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Plum tree drops leaves in August then quickly regrows

Posted by rtmurray TX (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 15, 13 at 9:09

Not sure what kind on plum, but my 7-8 year old plum tree (a great producer if I can keep the mockingbirds at bay) has dropped it's leaves for at least the last 2 or 3 years around August, then puts them back on again before winter. Is this common or do I have a supertree of sorts. : ) Any help is appreciated.


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RE: Plum tree drops leaves in August then quickly regrows

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Sun, Sep 15, 13 at 11:07

I'd suspect drought or some type of leaf disease like bacterial spot. If the tree produces what you want then don't be concerned.


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RE: Plum tree drops leaves in August then quickly regrows

Mine have been dropping leaves as well. With the current drought my trees are still only a year or two old and since I am only able to water on the weekends they tend to get stressed a little and drop their leaves. My plums and pears have all dropped a few leaves and now that it is getting cooler they are putting new leaves back on.


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RE: Plum tree drops leaves in August then quickly regrows

Thanks for the feedback. All seems to be well with it. We usually leave for vacation for a couple of weeks. Maybe the August heat stresses it.


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