Distorted foliage on cherries is unsightly on ornamental trees but does not stop cherry trees from flowering or bearing fruit.
Common name Cherry blackflyScientific name Myzus cerasiPlants affected Fruiting cherries and ornamental forms of Prunus cerasus, P. avium and P. padusMain symptoms Curled and distorted leaves at tips, with black aphids presentMost active May–July
Cherry blackfly is an aphid that sucks sap from the foliage of fruiting cherries and ornamental forms of Prunus cerasus, P. avium and P. padus during late spring and early summer.
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Aphids Aphid predatorsBacterial canker BlackflyBlossom wiltCherry fruit dropCherry leaf scorch and leaf spotCherries: acidCherries: sweetSilver leaf Winter moth caterpillars
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