Dwarf weeping cherry tree is being eaten and leaves turning yellow

Jan piner
by Jan piner
Gets plenty of water. Sprayed with insecticide. Any suggestions?
  7 answers
  • Oberlinmom Oberlinmom on Jun 28, 2017

    I just looked up information on my apple tree. Yellowing leaves could be a lack of minerals. My book recommended using any kind of liquid fertilizer weekly to get a quick fix. Better but slower treatments include adding slow release fertilizers like blood meal and fish emulsion. One of the things mentioned in this book and I've read it before is that weakened plants are more susceptible to bugs and other plant illnesses.

  • Jennifer Fernandes Jennifer Fernandes on Jun 29, 2017

    Try dustin Talcum Powder (Johnson Baby) on the whole plant.

  • Antoinette Egizio Antoinette Egizio on Jun 29, 2017

    I spray my plants with soapy water. It really helps.

    Good luck

  • Reni Reni on Jun 29, 2017

    This tree is the host plant for tiger swallowtail butterflies, meaning they will lay eggs and when caterpillars emerge from eggs they need the leaves to eat to survive. Have you seen any caterpillars? Any pesticides will eliminate and/or damage caterpillars/butterflies. Please be careful.

  • Lori Dunahee Lori Dunahee on Jun 29, 2017

    Have you tried Diatomaceous earth? It seems like this is becoming a cure all against quite a lot in the garden. I always use Food Grade. Not the stuff used in swimming pools.

  • Pamela J. Kieninger Pamela J. Kieninger on Jun 29, 2017

    I used baking soda 2tablespoons mixed with 1 gallon of water, just to try to see if it helps.

    I just noticed the eggs and wanted to see if I could do it without using any poisonous killing agents..it really helped on the nectarine tree with the fungus that completely covered the tree

    time will tell ...Worth a try