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Planted a young sapling of this recommended new variety (better than Victoria apparently) four weeks ago.  The leaves have developed small holes and some are curling up.  I have pruned it recently and given it a good feed, both foliar and general fertisier (blood, fish and bone).  Any other ideas to alleviate this problem?

Alina W

It sounds like you have bacterial canker - full details here.

It's possible to treat it, but frankly, I'd take it back - it is reasonable to expect to buy a healthy tree rather than a sick one.

Thank you very much for your advice.  The supplier at the garden centre where I purchased this tree (it already had a few holes then) says it was the result of a recent hailstorm!!

Alina W

Unless they are very big holes, it sounds very much as though they're making excuses. "Shotholes" which develop over time are a sign of canker.

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