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silverleaf dogwood diseased?

Postby benrk » Aug 04, 2014 1:53 pm

Hi,

I planted some silverleaf dogwoods 2 years ago in Winnipeg & they keep developing brown spots/edges on the leaves & shrivel up, overall growthrate is rather slow/poor.

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I'm tempted to think it's anthracnose, but descriptions always speak of purple spots & I'm really having a hard time finding anything purple in there.

Please help me identify the type of disease & a possible cure, thx!
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Re: silverleaf dogwood diseased?

Postby Ian66 » Aug 05, 2014 8:03 am

Does not have the classic symptoms of anthracnose......instead, the leaves look like they were dried on the edges due to the lack of moisture.....Dogwood love wet feet as well as a rest from the afternoon sun (meaning that they grow better in a shady area and the leaves won't brown on the edges if the soil stays moist)....
If you could move the plant, it will do better....
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Re: silverleaf dogwood diseased?

Postby benrk » Aug 11, 2014 12:22 am

Thanks Ian!
Moving is not an option, it's planted on the north side of the house as a hedge towards the sidewalk under a big old tree, I chose it for it's shade tolerance, east of the tree gets morning sun till about noon, west late afternoon/evening, guess I'll just have to water more & as the root system grows deeper the problems should diminish.

Greetz, Ben
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