Redbud Tree Leaf Spots

Asked August 13, 2019, 3:50 PM EDT

I just noticed that our redbud tree has many leaves that are turning yellow and falling off. Upon closer inspection, I notice that many of the leaves on the tree (including the green ones) have little round brown spots on them. Help! My tree was a Mothers Day gift from my son and I love the beautiful purple flowers in the springtime. How can I save this tree?

Washington County Maryland

1 Response

There is no need to be too concerned about this. It is very common for leaves to get spots late in the season and to experience leaf drop. Leaf drop can occur if the soil is too wet or dry. The important thing to do is to make sure the tree is being watered properly. Please see our watering guidelines page found on our website,
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/watering-guidelines

Deb