Ornamental Plum

Ornamental Plum: Armillaria root rot

Ornamental Plum: Armillaria root rot categories: Ornamental Plum Ornamental Plum Diseases Ornamental trees Ornamentals revision date: 2022-11-28 12:00 White fungal mat of Armillaria root rot infecting trunkPhoto by: C.R. Foss Biology Armillaria root rot is a fungal disease transmitted between plants by root contact. Armillaria is often found in newly cleared soils or ones which […]

Ornamental Plum: Brown rot

Ornamental Plum: Brown rot categories: Ornamental Plum Ornamental Plum Diseases Ornamental trees Ornamentals revision date: 2022-11-28 12:00 Brown rot blossom infectionPhoto by: R.S. Byther Biology Brown rot is a fungal disease which initially infects the flowers. The petals turn light brown, develop water-soaked spots and may have tan or grayish areas of fungal spores. Infected […]

Ornamental Plum: Crown gall

Ornamental Plum: Crown gall categories: Ornamental Plum Ornamental Plum Diseases Ornamental trees Ornamentals revision date: 2022-11-28 12:00 Large gall on crownPhoto by: R.S. Byther Biology Crown gall is a bacterial infection that can attack through wounds to the lower trunk, crown, or larger roots. Susceptible plants first develop soft warty or spongy swellings on the […]

Ornamental Plum: Cytospora canker

Ornamental Plum: Cytospora canker categories: Ornamental Plum Ornamental Plum Diseases Ornamental trees Ornamentals revision date: 2022-11-28 12:00 Cytospora-infected peach twigsPhoto by: R.S. Byther Biology Cytospora canker infects the bark and cambium (the growing layer beneath the bark), and may be found in the outer layers of wood. Cuts into newly infected areas often reveal a […]

Ornamental Plum: Plum pockets

Ornamental Plum: Plum pockets categories: Ornamental Plum Ornamental Plum Diseases Ornamental trees Ornamentals revision date: 2022-11-28 12:00 Plum pocket infected fruitPhoto by: R.S. Byther Biology Plum pockets is caused by a fungal infection of the leaves, twigs, and small branches. The fungus overwinters on twigs or bud scales. Infection occurs on young plant parts in […]

Ornamental Plum: Shothole (Coryneum blight)

Ornamental Plum: Shothole (Coryneum blight) categories: Ornamental Plum Ornamental Plum Diseases Ornamental trees Ornamentals revision date: 2022-11-28 12:00 Coryneum blight symptoms on leaves and fruitPhoto by: R.S. Byther Biology Coryneum blight is a fungal disease. Lesions on leaves are initially small, purplish, round to oval areas which expand into brown spots with light centers. The […]

Ornamental Plum: Silver leaf

Ornamental Plum: Silver leaf categories: Ornamental Plum Ornamental Plum Diseases Ornamental trees Ornamentals revision date: 2022-11-28 12:00 Silver leaf symptoms on leavesPhoto by: R.S. Byther Biology Silver leaf is a fungal disease which attacks the shoots, branches, trunk, and roots. The fungus is usually a saprophyte living on dead plant tissues, but it can attack […]

Ornamental Plum: Viruses

Ornamental Plum: Viruses categories: Ornamental Plum Ornamental Plum Diseases Ornamental trees Ornamentals revision date: 2022-11-28 12:00 Virus infection causing poor growth on branchesPhoto by: R.S. Byther Biology Virus diseases in prunes and plums cause many variable symptoms depending on the virus strain and the cultivar affected. For instance, tomato ringspot virus can cause failure of […]

Ornamental Plum: Hop aphid

Ornamental Plum: Hop aphid categories: Ornamental Plum Ornamental Plum Insects Ornamental trees Ornamentals revision date: 2023-04-04 12:00 Aphid colonyPhoto by: Unknown Biology Hop aphids are yellowish to bluish-green in color. They feed on plum, prune, cherry, and other hosts in the winter, then migrate to a summer host such as hops or sunflower. Some aphids […]

Ornamental Plum: Leaf curl plum aphid

Ornamental Plum: Leaf curl plum aphid categories: Ornamental Plum Ornamental Plum Insects Ornamental trees Ornamentals revision date: 2023-04-04 12:00 Leaf curl plum aphidsPhoto by: R.D. Akre Biology The leaf curl plum aphid is typically pale green to yellow in color during the summer and darker green to brown later in the year. The aphids overwinter […]