What Causes Holes in the Leaves of a Purple Plum Tree?

Either plum pox virus or bacterial spot could cause dead spots on plum leaves, which quickly rot away, leaving holes in the leaves.

Keywords: plum pox, holes in plum leaves, bacterial spot

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James Young began writing in 1969 as a military journalist combat correspondent in Vietnam. Young's articles have been published in "Tai Chi Magazine," "Seattle Post-Intelligencer," Sonar 4 ezine, "Stars & Stripes" and "Fine Woodworking." He has worked as a foundryman, woodturner, electronics technician, herb farmer and woodcarver. Young graduated from North Seattle Community College with an associate degree in applied science and electronic technology.