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Twig blight on Sourwood

Posted by laceyvail z5b, WV (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 14, 07 at 15:36

Despite its reputation as being pest and disease free, my sourwood has what I think is twig blight. The tree is 8 feet tall and has been doing very well. I started to prune off the affected parts, but it was much too much to do. Does anyone have any experience with this? Will my beloved tree survive?

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RE: Twig blight on Sourwood

Mine will occasionally have some twig die-back after a harsh winter.

RE: Twig blight on Sourwood

My tree is now completely defoliated, though suckers are coming up from the base. I'll wait to see what happens next year.

RE: Twig blight on Sourwood

Sorry lacey, sourwoods are fantastic trees - equal in my opinion to the aristocratic dogwood. And far too underused.

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