Godslilgerl
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Smoke tree branches curling

The branches (not the leaves) started curling at the top of my smoke tree. Has anyone seen this or know why it's doing that. The tree is in its 3rd season and healthy
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JONA878
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Re: Smoke tree branches curling

I would hazard a guess that at some time in the last season your smoke Tree has had an infestation of aphids.
Many of them carry viruses that can cause the effects you are seeing.
Woolly Aphid, Rosy Apple Aphid, and Yellow Bed Straw Aphid can carry things like Reversion virus etc.
Luckily Smoke Trees/bush, can take hard pruning so cut back into clean areas and the plant will be fine. next growing season look out for aphids and treat straight away.
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