[NAFEX] Nanking bush cherry

Lee Reich lreich at hvc.rr.com
Wed Jul 29 15:57:13 EDT 2009


The problem is probably something -- and insect or disease --  
attacking old stems. This plant is naturally a bush and is not  
programmed to have long-lived trunks. As wood gets older it becomes  
more susceptible to such attacks. Cutting back old wood next spring  
and letting younger wood replace older stems often solves the problem.

Lee Reich, PhD
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On Jul 29, 2009, at 3:48 PM, akmanty wrote:

> Leaves seem small, not very many and are quite pale: yellowish with
> darker veins.  Any ideas as to what needs to be done?  Have tried
> fertilizer and sprinkling along with the lawn.  Bush is probably
> about 7-8 years old.  Had some blossoms this spring and has a few
> fruits on now.
> Karen, WI  near Lake Michigan
>
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