What disease is this?

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Date Photo Taken: October 20, 2010
Posted By: Mal


My Stella Pink Dogwood has this on a lot of its leaves. I just planted it a couple of weeks ago but I’m not sure how to treat this. Is it Dogwood Blight or Spot Anthracnose or something else? I’m not sure how to treat it and I don’t want to treat it incorrectly. Does removing the affected leaves help at all? Thanks!


  1. Robert Wheeler Unregistered says:

    If you just planted it 2 weeks ago, it probably is not disease, it probably has something to do with the way it was planted(too deep,too shallow).Watering practices etc.

    October 21st, 2010 at 11:03 am
  2. Bobby Unregistered says:

    Mal I don’t know where you are posting from but I agree with Robert. I’m seeing a lot of dogwoods in the West Georgia area with what I think are drought related issues. Their leaves appear the same as yours. Here we had heat and wind in September that really dried things out. October has seen no improvements in moisture. It’s dry and I think the dogwoods know it!
    An ancient axiom that may have originated with Walter himself says, “don’t put a five dollar plant in a fifty cent hole”. That may be part of the problem as well. If it’s only two weeks old consider how it was planted and replant if needed.
    It is just hard to water enough in the weather conditions we’ve had in West Georgia this fall. One deep watering per week during the growing season will keep your plant going. If it’s a mild, dry winter you’ll want to give it a good deep drink once every 21 days.
    Finally, think pink. I didn’t do that one winter and mine turned out white!

    October 23rd, 2010 at 10:28 am
  3. Loganator Unregistered says:

    Are all the leaves Curling cupping upward or on one side of the dogwood?

    October 24th, 2010 at 12:13 am

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