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12/07/2013 at 20:13

I have a Sorbus aria which is around 3 yrs old and the leaves in the centre of the tree are all going yellow/brown and falling off - see pic. The tree is in quite a shady area although it does get Sun most of the day. I also have yellowing leaves on some of my other plants nearby - a solanum and honeysuckle.

Do you think this is a soil problem - is very alkaline when I tested it? If not, any ideas what could be the cause?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/27331.jpg?width=269&height=350&mode=max

 

 

 

13/07/2013 at 16:40

Bump 

16/07/2013 at 20:13

Can anyone help - please? 

I'm really concerned about the tree as many of the leaves are now yellowing 

 

16/07/2013 at 20:39

Are you watering it? I would suggest it is shedding leaves due to the currrent weather conditions.

16/07/2013 at 21:22

Just the centre of the tree? A particular stem? New growth old growth? Any sign of damage to branches affected? Any sign of fungus at base? Sorbus are prone to fireblight but not much else. Your photo is not fireblight. Any chance of a picture of the whole tree? 

16/07/2013 at 21:40

Thanks.. appreciate your replies! Yes am watering it and has been fed fortnightly. Am very relieved you think not fireblight though as as this was my main worry and I had thought the pyracantha next to it was showing signs last year. There is no sign of oozing or weeping on branches and no fungus that I can see.

Will try to get pic of whole tree tomorrow but is mainly the lower middle section - new growth is currently fine.

 

16/07/2013 at 22:21

You are welcome  Fireblight on leaves looks just like it sounds....like someone has waved a blow torch over the leaves and they go brown and crispy. Definitely not yellow!

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