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Pine Tree Diseases Cyclaneusma Needlecast   Symptoms Needles on Pines yellow and have dark-brown bands from September through December, the year after infection, or from April through June, 2 years after infection. The brown bars become filled with a tan fungal fruiting structure, which opens wide under very moist conditions. […]

Pine Tree Diseases – Symptoms & Management


Rose Shrub Diseases - Virus
Rose Diseases Anthracnose   Symptoms Dark purple to black spots are bordered by a narrow, dull-brown band. Centers of spots turn gray and fall out. Spots similar to leaf spots form on canes.   Management ZeroTol Fungicide is a ready to use spray that provides immediate control for anthracnose on […]

Rose Diseases: Kockouts & Double Knockout Roses


Black Spot Shurb Disease on Rose BUsh
Rose Black Spot Disease   A common disease of Roses, called Black Spot Disease , is caused by the fungus Diplocarpon rosae. This fungus attacks young expanding leaves. Fungal spored which were formed on infected fallen leaves or on canse are splashed to the new lower leaves of roses in […]

Black Spot Disease on Roses



 Viola Perennial Shrub Diseases:   Aster Yellows: Symptoms – Leaves are yellowed and narrow rather than oval. An abnormally high number of shoots form. Management – Remove infected plants. Control leafhoppers.   Bacterial Infection: Symptoms – An abnormally high number of shoots form Management – Remove infected plants. Black Root Rot: Symptoms – Plants are yellowed, stunted and die. Management – Try […]

Viola Perennial Shrub Diseases – Symptoms & Control


 Rudbeckia (black eyed susan) Perennial Shrub Diseases:   Aster Yellows: Symptoms – Leaf-like structures form where flower parts should be located. Plants may branch abnormally heavily (witches’ broom), leaves may be yellow and plants may be stunted. Management – Remove and destroy infected plants. Control leafhoppers early in the season with insecticides in order […]

Rudbeckia (Black Eyed Susan) Perennial Shrub Diseases – Symptoms & ...


Perennial Shrub Diseases   Time and Time again it seems that we, as homeowners, are always fighting a never ending battle when it comes to disease and fungus on our Perennial Shrubs.  Shrub diseases can have a major impact on the entire landscape and if not properly treated can lead […]

Perennial Shrub Diseases



Astilbe Perennial Shrub Diseases:   Flower Failure: Symptoms – Plants do not flower but otherwise appear healthy. Management – Divide and replant to alleviate overcrowding. Foliar Nematode: Symptoms – Brown areas on the leaf are restricted in shape by leaf veins. These angular spots are usually seen on the lower leaves. Management – Remove the leaves […]

Astilbe Perennial Shrub Diseases – Symptoms & Control



Oak Tree Diseases - Blisters
Oak Tree Diseases Anthracnose   Symptoms During wet weather, young leaves are blighted as bud break occurs or large dead areas form between the leaf veins primarily on lower branches. Winter twig dieback may occur. Slightly raised, brown dots (fungal fruiting structures) form on the lower surface of leaves and […]

Oak Tree Diseases



Maple Tree Diseases   Anthracnose   Symptoms Norway maple: narrrow, purple to brown streaks occur along the leaf veins. Sugar maple: large, irregular, brown or red-brown areas develop along and between the veins similar to injury due to drought and heat stress. Small, brown fruiting structures of the fungus are […]

Maple Tree Diseases


Hydrangea Shrub Diseases   Botrytis Blight   Symptoms Petals turn brown and fall. Leaf spots form, especially where faded petals have fallen. Flower buds are killed before opening.   Management Space plants to insure good air circulation. Maintain low humidity. Avoid watering late in the day. Remove crop debris. Apply […]

Hydrangea Shrub Diseases


 Holly Diseases   Leaf Scorch   Symptoms Circular to irregular, tan spots appear in early Spring or Summer. Tiny, black fungal fruiting structures pepper the spot surface as a result of attack by the secondary fungus.   Management No control is recommended   Nematodes   Symptoms Yellowing, stunting, and twig […]

Holly Diseases



Fire Blight is a bacterium that can attack more than 75 species of trees and shrubs including apple, pear, quince, mountain ash, crabapple, hawthorn, cotoneaster, and serviceberry. The bacterium over winters on infected plants in darkened, slightly sunken cankers. In the spring the bacteria are dispersed by insects, rain, wind, […]

Fire Blight


 Elm Tree Diseases   Black Leaf Spot   Symptoms Small, black, slightly raised, rough spots form on leaves. Leaves yellow and fall prematurely   Management Apply PureSpray Green. An Organic Spray that is very effective in controlling Leaf Spot. BUY NOW   Botryodiplodia Canker   Symptoms Cankers form on twigs […]

Elm Tree Diseases


Root Death is an important cause of poor plant health in woody plants. When roots are killed, the plant is not able to take up sufficient water or nutrients to support the development of branches, leaves, flowers, or fruit. Usually, the above-ground symptoms appear long after root death has been […]

Diagnosing Root Death in Woody Ornamentals



Blue and Norway Spruces are susceptible to a branch killing disease called Cytospora Canker. Cankers are dead, sunken areas of bark and underlying wood that form on the lower branches, eventually making its way towards the top of the tree. Resin flows out of the cankers and may drip down […]

Cytospora on Spruce


Cedar Apple Rust and closely related diseases, cedar-quince, cedar-hawthorn, and Japanese apple rusts are caused by fungi belonging to the genus Gymnosporangium. These fungi require two different living host plants in order to complete their life cycles. If either host plant is not present, the fungus dies. Juniper, sometimes called […]

Cedar Apple Rust & Related Rusts on Ornamental Trees


Cherry Tree Disease – Black Knot Black Knot causes the formation of dark brown to black, long, swollen galls or knots on the branches of most types of cultivated plums, prunes and cherries. The disease is very destructive, killing twigs and limbs, and occasionally whole trees. Although there are no […]

Black Knot – Cherry Tree Disease



          Botryosphaeria Canker   Symptoms Rough, sunken, dark-brown areas form around wounds or natural openings in the bark. The wood of a recently killed branch is lighter brown than the pith. Dead bark falls off the cankered area. Leaves on affected branches wilt as affected branches […]

Azalea & Rhododendron Shrub Diseases


Dollar spot is often found during warm, wet weather. The months of May to June and September to October are usually when brown, circular areas begin to appear in the lawn. The areas range from the size of a silver dollar to six inches in diameter. If there is a […]

Dollar Spot