Tree leaves dying?

Asked June 14, 2020, 12:59 PM EDT

Hello, first, please tell me what kind of tree this is. And more importantly, is it dying? It looked fine in the spring, but now evey leaf is curled up. Thank you, Scott Parker

Harford County Maryland

1 Response

This looks like a native flowering dogwood with a fungal disease known as powdery mildew. It's extremely common. Here's info about it: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/powdery-mildew-trees-and-shrubs

If this occurs chronically and the tree weakens, replace with a dogwood variety that is powdery mildew resistant. They are listed at the bottom of the link.

Ellen