what is enjoying the golden raintree?

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  1. anon125

    anon125 Active Member 10 Years

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    Last year we had 3 golden raintrees planted. they are about 6ft high. beginning to bloom
    Deer resitant, only nobody told the deer!
    What bug is also eating them and what do we do about?
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    Are there any anomalies on the branches and underneath the leaves?
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Look at leaf undersides
     
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    anon125 Active Member 10 Years

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    Unerside shown. this is the lowest branch, nothing below it.
    Caterpillars?
    thanks
     

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Looks like the yellow patches are turning brown and then tissue is dropping out, as though it is something like a fungus.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Or something with toxic saliva, like capsid bugs?
     
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    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    It is possible that the holes in the leaves are caused by those brownish fungal-looking spots which dry out and leave holes. I spent some time yesterday reading up on Shot Hole Disease (Coryneum blight) but it apparently only afflicts stone fruits such as peach, nectarine, apricot, almonds. Perhaps, as @Ron B says it could be another type of fungus causing the holes.

    Until you can find out what the problem actually is, I suggest you remove and clean up any affected leaves, putting them in the garbage; not the compost.
     
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    anon125 Active Member 10 Years

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    Thanks all
    Some things remain as mysteries!
    will remove and dispose of leaves. watch and wait
     

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