Problem with dogwood

Asked June 5, 2020, 5:44 PM EDT

A previously healthy dogwood leafed out late and sporadically this spring. Some branches have only a few leaves coming out. There are black tips on many and some black splotches on parts of the stems. Some leaves are curled and discolored.

Washington County Minnesota

1 Response

Sounds like anthracnose. https://extension.umn.edu/plant-diseases/anthracnose-trees-and-shrubs. While unsightly it won't kill the plant. Follow the advice in the article and practice good sanitation.