Dogwood spot anthracnose
Disease Symptoms(Reddish Spots):
Small, reddish spots first appear on flower bracts. Reddish spots appear on leaves; leaves become distorted from infection in bud stage. Disease may cause leaves to drop.
- Rake and remove fallen leaves.
- Disease will not cause significant damage to the tree.
- Fungicides applied at swollen bud stage for flowers and leaves can reduce infection, but are only recommended for young, newly-transplanted trees.
- Kousa variety is moderately resistant to disease.