Dogwood – Leaf Spot in Fall

Q: What are these spots on my dogwood leaves? How do I control them?

A: Elizabeth Little, a plant disease expert at UGA says it is likely Pseudocercospora cornicola. Leaf spots are more prevalent during wet weather and are nothing to worry about. She does not recommend any chemical control but I think raking and disposing of the dogwood leaves in fall wouldn’t be a bad idea.

Dogwood Diseases in Alabama

dogwood kousa leaf spot 1

dogwood kousa leaf spot 2

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