Opal plum

brian conlan asked 11 years ago

Leaves wrinkled & branches distorted-no fruit my plum tree OPAL. have it 4 yrs but dont know its age when bought- never got fruit but lots of blossom this yr & last yr– when the same thing occured-its in a large container–grafted on to “PIXIE” stock-sprayed it with “Combat” this yr at 1st of damage, but even new growth was affected-looks very sick to me.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
The curled leaves were caused by greenflies, which reduce the vigour of the plants. It is very difficult to get plums on plants in a container as the root system is affected.

Plant them out in the open ground if possible and spray with a systemic spray against greenflies in spring, but not when in flower.