Posted by Katie on July 09, 2003 at 16:43:14:
In Reply to: Re: plum tree care posted by M. D. Vaden on July 05, 2003 at 16:12:22:
I have an unrelated question regarding plum trees, if I may... My tree was here when we bought the house and I believe it is a flowering plum, it has beautiful dark pink flowers in spring and reddish leaves.
Worsening over the last couple years, it has dropped most of its leaves in early June. The remaining leaves are sparse but healthy looking. It hasn't produced fruit in this time, and I don't know if this is normal, but the bark is kind of "scaley" or "patchy", it can easily be peeled off in sections.
In our area, west central Wisconsin, other flowering plum trees are doing the same thing, so I know it is not just our tree. I hope to find out what is affecting them and treat mine before it is too late.
Thank you for any insight.