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Flowering Dogwood Diseases


The flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) is one of the most popular ornamental trees in Kentucky landscapes. Unfortunately, some common diseases can threaten the health of dogwood in both residential and commercial settings. This publication covers spot anthracnose, dogwood anthracnose, powdery mildew, and common fungal leaf spots.  Symptoms, cause, disease development, and management are discussed for each disease.

Flowering Dogwood Diseases (PPFS-OR-W-06) is available online.

For additional publications on ornamental diseases, visit the UK Plant Pathology Extension Publications webpage.


By Nicole Ward Gauthier, Extension Plant Pathologist



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