sick persimmon

Asked May 17, 2020, 11:28 AM EDT

A usually bountiful Hachiya persimmon tree in my yard has started to loose its leaves. Attached are photos of leavf with black discolored veins before they fall off. I would like any treatment to be organic, but will bend this one time if necessary for the life of the tree.

Prince George's County Maryland

1 Response

This does not look like a disease. Though unusual, we think this is cold injury. We are getting widespread reports (and photos) of cold injury this spring on an unusually wide range of plants. No treatment necessary or possible.

Ellen