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  • Joined Apr 2013
  • North Devon
Pear tree leaf curl
« on: June 03, 2018, 08:13:15 am »
About a month ago I planted a dwarf pear tree in my heavy clay soil garden, in a shady spot. It was in flower, in a big pot and cared for. It did well initially, putting out lots of new shoots, but now, some leaves at the tips of the new shoots are curling along their long axis. Is this the result of some mineral deficiency in the soil, or something else? Any suggestions welcome. Thank you.
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  • Joined Jun 2012
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Re: Pear tree leaf curl
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2018, 11:08:36 am »
Have you uncurled the leaf and checked for aphids?

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  • Joined Apr 2013
  • North Devon
Re: Pear tree leaf curl
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2018, 10:30:50 pm »
Yes, and nothing there. I wondered if it was similiar to peach leaf curl? I am in Staffs now, but had a pear tree in Devon with exactly the same unexplained problem.

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Pear tree leaf curl
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2018, 11:57:37 pm »
I have a plum tree that does the same in the summer. Just the one tree.


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