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Ornamental cherry oozing goo

I have a young Shimidsu Sakura that is oozing a clear jellylike substance. What spray can I use?


I referred your query to our grower of ornamental cherries and he says the ooze is Blast — a bacterial disease.

Spray with Bravo at 7-10 day intervals. Prune out infected material and spray once a month with Copper Oxychloride as a protectant spray.

UnitecAdvice by Dr Dan Blanchon from Unitec's Diploma in Sustainable Horticulture and Bachelor of Resource Management.

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