What is the problem with the attached leaves (jpg)from a new persimmon tree....

Asked July 25, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT

What is the problem with the attached leaves (jpg)from a new persimmon tree. They have been falling off during the last 2-3 weeks. I have been spraying the tree with Bayer insect and fungus preventative.

Anne Arundel County Maryland fruit persimmon

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We cannot say for sure what is eating holes in your persimmon leaves. Some kind of beetle is a good guess. Check the label on your Bayer product to see how often it should be sprayed. The systemic insecticides do not work overnight. Patience will be required. Additional sprays will probably not be necessary. vw