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May 29, 2020 8:05 AM CST
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We have a new prunus laurocerasus rotundifolia hedge. We planted several big prunus between last year's Spring and last Autumm and they seemed to be doing well but when the new leaves started to appear this Spring, they all look very strange. Thet are very curly and when they grow a bit they become brown on the edges. This Spring has been very dry where I live and I've been watering the plants very often because all the garden is pretty new. When we moved in here one year ago, the garden didn't have much, just a lawn and a couple of trees. The rest of the plants seem to be doing well but the prunus plants had too many yellow leaves in March. Some of them have some holes (but not much and don't seem to be getting brown around them). The most notable thing is the super curly new leaves. Is it a disease? Bacteria or fungal? Too much water? Not enough water? Lack of nutrients? All of them show the same problem. Please, advice! Thanks!

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May 30, 2020 1:03 AM CST
Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
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They prefer a consistently damp to moist but well-drained soil, so keep them hydrated during the dry times. Nymphs of a tiny insect can infect Bay Laurel and suck sap from the leaves causing them to curl and discolour. It is not a serious disease but can spoil the look of some of the leaves. Small white/grey insects may be seen on the bottom side of the leaf or near where the leaf is curled up. Get a magnifier and get a good close up look to rule out any other diseases.
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