Wild Cherry
Prunus avium

Leaf scorch (Apiognomonia erythrostoma):

Yellowish to brown necrosis that slowly cover the whole leaf. The dead leaves do not fall off. Treatment is not necessary.

Diseases Wild Cherry

Shot-hole (Stigmina carpophila):

Small brown necrosis that later fall out of the leaf, causing holes to be left behind. In the final stage the leaves fall off. Treatment is not necessary.
wild cherry leaf spot

Cherry leaf spot (Blemeriella jaapii):

Small red to brown spots that grow together. The leaves become yellow and then fall off. Treatment is not necessary.
wild cherry canker

Canker (Nectria galligena):

Fungi that leads to the breaking off of bark. Affected twigs and branches should be removed and burned. If the trunk is affected, then an expert should be called to remove canker.

Assaying brown rot (Monilinia laxa):

Fungi attack that begins in the blooms and moves to the branches and then causes them to die. Fruits are also attacked if they were damaged previously. This can lead to the dying of the tree. Action: generously trimming the attacked branches.


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Classification Wild Cherry

Height: up to 25 m (82 ft)

Leaf: alternate, elliptical, 2 large glands on the leaf stem

Flowers: April - May, white in bushels

Fruit: round fruit, first red then black, bitter but edible

Branches: light gray, shiny

Bark: gray to reddish brown, horizontally abloessend, thin barklane

Root: heart-shaped roots with far reaching side roots

Habitat: sun - light shade

Soil: sandy - loamy to loamy

ph-value: neutral to basic