Verticillium wilt resistance

Asked August 28, 2019, 6:17 PM EDT

We have some trees that we will be replacing due to verticillium wilt. We have seen web sites which list dogwood as resistant and some as sensitive. I concluded that it must be specific to the type of dogwood. I have read about a new variety called scarlet flame is resistant to “dogwood” diseases. I emailed Rutgers where it was developed but they didn’t respond. Do you have information or an opinion. Thanks.

Multnomah County Oregon

1 Response

Thank you for your question. The first—and still considered the best—list of susceptible and resistant species is this one: All varieties of the cornus species are resistant. Resistance to other diseases is a plus. Good luck!