Weeping Cherry Tree
I am a new homeowner and have a 3 foot weeping cherry tree in my front flower bed. I have noticed it has lost a lot of it's leaves and the leaves that are left have spots on them. Some of these leaves are yellow. I want to know what to do. I sprayed it with a fungacide by Ortho twice but can not tell any improvement. Is this because of the time of year or is it just too far gone. I really don't want to lose this TREE!!! :( :) Thanks, Kristi
You may have been spraying something that wasn't targeting the actual problem. It suprises me how many homeowners see a bug or a leaf disease, don't know what it is and go buy a pesticide/herbicide to treat the problem even though they don't know what the problem is! While I'm sure you were just doing it out of the will to help your tree live, before spraying next time, investigate. Also, trees are losing their leaves right now- cherries are deciduous. Here in the PNW they are notoriously disease prone so depending on where you live determines what your tree might have. Let us know where you are and we can give more help.
Thanks Katy for the reply. I live in East Tennessee. I had visited Lowe's and looked up the leaf spot in one of the books there and it recommended Ortho Garden Disease Control (formerly Daconil). I also forgot to mention the tree lives next door to a rose bush which also has some leaf spot. I have also been spraying it, and it seems to be doing well. The tree looks like it had some leaf buds on it, but none ever appeared. You must look over me in all this because this is my first experience with gardening so I am not very knowledgable about it yet. I am hoping come spring the tree will bloom and maybe then I can see some result.
Don't despair Kristi!
Do a search on google for your local Master Gardeners. If there is a branch in your location-call or email them- they are often good at diagnosing plant samples (like the leaves or a twig). I don't know that cherries get black spot but am not familiar with the diseases in your area. Perhaps someone will chime in who is more familiar with that region! :)
You might want to contact your local extension service for a diagnosis.
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