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Hello.

I have just purchased a new young plum tree. A mirabelle de Nancy. It’s about 1.5m tall. 
2 days ago I put it in a large pot with good drainage and used general purpose compost. I have watered it well. 
I have noticed that some of the end leaves have started to die.  To be honest when I bought it I noticed some of the end leaves drooping but it did need a good water. 
Do I need to be concerned about anything?  I have attached a couple of pictures. Thanks. 

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1 hour ago, Pedro12 said:

Hello.

I have just purchased a new young plum tree. A mirabelle de Nancy. It’s about 1.5m tall. 
2 days ago I put it in a large pot with good drainage and used general purpose compost. I have watered it well. 
I have noticed that some of the end leaves have started to die.  To be honest when I bought it I noticed some of the end leaves drooping but it did need a good water. 
Do I need to be concerned about anything?  I have attached a couple of pictures. Thanks. 

71544FED-D9C0-4E9E-99C0-569CE3722E1F.jpeg

64B441B8-C778-41D8-B501-1922D95D3164.jpeg

Not sure I can help you with what is causing the leaf problem, but I think you need some soil in the pot as well.  General purpose compost should be good up to a point but has no structure and should be mixed with soil.  It is different for growing tomatoes or courgettes - they only need to live for a few months.  A tree needs as large an area as possible with good soil and lots of nutrients.

 

I trust is was not bare root by the way, as this is the wrong time of year to transplant bare root trees.  If it had a good rootball it may be OK.  Hope this may help a little.

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14 minutes ago, Squaredy said:

Not sure I can help you with what is causing the leaf problem, but I think you need some soil in the pot as well.  General purpose compost should be good up to a point but has no structure and should be mixed with soil.  It is different for growing tomatoes or courgettes - they only need to live for a few months.  A tree needs as large an area as possible with good soil and lots of nutrients.

 

I trust is was not bare root by the way, as this is the wrong time of year to transplant bare root trees.  If it had a good rootball it may be OK.  Hope this may help a little.

Ok thank you for the reply. No it wasn’t a bare root. I’ll see what it’s like in a few days. It’s only been transferred to a large pot 2 days ago

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19 hours ago, Pedro12 said:

Ok thank you for the reply. No it wasn’t a bare root. I’ll see what it’s like in a few days. It’s only been transferred to a large pot 2 days ago

Hi. Can anyone else help. It seems to be getting worse by the day. It’s disappointing as it’s for a birthday present. Thanks. 

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29 minutes ago, Pedro12 said:

Hi. Can anyone else help. It seems to be getting worse by the day. It’s disappointing as it’s for a birthday present. Thanks. 

Have you looked under the leaves for aphids?  A pic of the tree in its tub might help.

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Looks like it has been scorched to me.

Is it likely to have been frosted since you had it, is it in a strong cold wind, are you wetting the leaves in bright sunlight, was it living in a poly tunnel and now outside (or vice versa)?

It isn't aphid damage.

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2 hours ago, Peasgood said:

Looks like it has been scorched to me.

Is it likely to have been frosted since you had it, is it in a strong cold wind, are you wetting the leaves in bright sunlight, was it living in a poly tunnel and now outside (or vice versa)?

It isn't aphid damage.

Hi. It was bought from Homebase. So I imagine it was pretty sheltered in their plant area. It’s in my garden and it’s been windy the past couple of days. Pretty hard to find a sheltered area as the wind is whipping around the house everywhere. It’s not been wet during sunlight. Here’s another picture today. 

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