Insects/mites causing curly leaves on persimmon?

Asked August 3, 2016, 12:31 PM EDT

I have several Asian persimmon trees in a garden for about two years, bought from various nurseries. A garden is in mostly full sun location (MD). Many persimmon leaves suffer from what appears to be insects/mites infection which causes curly leaves. I tried various sprays, insecticidal soap, etc. but couldn't get rid of infection. What's causing it, what is the most effective way to battle it?

Montgomery County Maryland fruit persimmon

1 Response

The leaf curling was probably caused by aphids. The damage is done and we do not suggest any sort of treatment other than washing them off with a strong stream of water. Keep the trees deeply watered if there is not an inch of rain in a week. vw