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newly planted smoke tree #270305

Asked August 15, 2015, 9:48 AM EDT

Is this lose of color on smoke tree leaves a disease? Should it be treated?

Middlesex County Massachusetts

Expert Response

Hi,

From the picture, I can't tell if it is a disease or not but in all likelihood it is a response to the dry conditions we have been experiencing so probably it is leaf scorch. If you really want to know if it is a disease, you can call the horticulturists at the UConn Home & Garden Education Center (877) 486-6271 and ask them how to submit samples for disease diagnosis to the UConn Plant Diagnostic Lab. Otherwise, I would make sure the plant gets at least an inch of water per week and use a mulch around it to keep the moisture in.

Dawn Pettinelli Replied August 17, 2015, 12:28 PM EDT

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