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Name: Dazzeln aka Alisa Agee
South central Illinois (Zone 6a)
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Dazzeln
Jun 30, 2014 8:25 PM CST
Please help if u have any ideas. I have a French Pink Pussy Willow, this is it's 3rd summer now n has been doen great - up until 6 weeks ago. It started with lower branch leaves looking wilted, I fed, diseised n insect controlled it think that may help. To no avail tho. The leaves then yellowed n started to spread around side of bush. Then they totally died yet branched were still healthy. Now it has moved around half of my bush from bottom 1/3 down n starting to move into sum of the inner branches. Most branches look dried up as well now but sum are dried on ends, green in middle n browning to main branch. I have several pictures to show n really want to save my favorite plant. Please help if anyone has any ideas. I have posted pictures to show the various areas n full bush. Much help needed - my husband is threatening to dig it up n it's still able to survive I hope. I am in Illinois n soil is perfect clay mixture here n is in a great sunny spot. It bloomed beautiful this year n was pruned - so I believe I have all the right things goen for it - except this new problem. Any idea will be gladly accepted. Thank you!!
Dazzeln. aka. Alisa



Dazzeln aka Alisa
Name: J.c. S.
Kansas (Zone 6b)
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StaticAsh
Jun 30, 2014 9:29 PM CST
Welcome! to ATP Alisa!

Sorry to hear about your shrub troubles. You mention that you posted pics? Where did you post them?
If you post them in this thread, you will have a much better chance of getting some help.
Good Luck!
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Jul 1, 2014 6:03 AM CST
Yes, photos would be helpful. I have a French Pink Pussy Willow in the backyard and it's one of my favorite trees. I love them. Lovey dubby
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Name: Dazzeln aka Alisa Agee
South central Illinois (Zone 6a)
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Dazzeln
Jul 1, 2014 10:26 AM CST
I will try pics again. I am new n using my mobile so try'n to figure this all out. If I am unable to get pics to post could I possibly email, txt or FB account them to u? Please let me kno. Thank you so much!
Dazzeln
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Dazzeln aka Alisa
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Jul 1, 2014 11:18 AM CST
I can't see any galls in those shots but here are several other things it could be like blight, leaf spot, midges, psyllids. You might treat the tree with a good systemic insecticide and fungicide. That should most likely take care of those problems.

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Name: J.c. S.
Kansas (Zone 6b)
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StaticAsh
Jul 1, 2014 1:37 PM CST
I agree with Tee. When you treated it, did you use a contact insecticide/fungicide or a systemic one?
You can try a combo of both, but if you haven't used it yet, I too would recommend a systemic one.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jul 1, 2014 3:38 PM CST
I agree with SongofJoy and StaticAsh. A systemic insecticide/fungicide.

Curious; what product did you use on this willow to treat disease?

One additional question please: I see there is lawn near the plant; has anyone been applying any chemicals to the lawn that might adversely effect (affect?) the willow? Or did the willow become very dry for any length of time?
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