trouble with my nectarine and plum tree

Asked June 1, 2018, 9:02 PM EDT

My nectarine tree (goldmine) and my plum tree ( japenese Satsuma), are planted next to each other, they did not flower nor produce any leaves this year, could help understand why, both trees are about 5 years old?

San Diego County California

1 Response

Thank you for your question. It is difficult to diagnose plant problems without pictures, but if neither plant put on leaves or fruit, they may both be dead. Have you broken off a twig or branch to see if they are still white and green inside? I don't know what care you have given them, so it can be a lack of water, a soil pathogen, or some insect that infested them. Before you go too much further, check to see if they're alive. Good luck!