Fungus or Mildew

Asked June 2, 2018, 12:51 PM EDT

I believe this is a Calycanthus/Sweetshrub. The leaves are covered in tiny black spots and have eventually been shriveling up and dying. I'm wondering if it's mildew or a fungus from the soil? I appreciate the help. Shannon Stewart

Anne Arundel County Maryland

1 Response

Calycanthus can get several fungal twig and branch canker diseases, but we can't determine that from your photos.
We suggest pruning and discarding infected twigs and branches on a dry day.