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Mockorange > Flowers > Buds and petals are discolored or wilted

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Bacterial blight
Pseudomonas syringae pv syringae

  • Brown spots with yellowish haloes on leaves
  • Spots may enlarge or grow together causing the leaves to turn black and die
  • Young shoots and stems may be black and wilted
  • Flowers and flower buds turn black and wilt
  • More information on bacterial blight
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Botrytis blight
Botrytis cinerea

  • Flower buds, petals, or entire blossoms turn tan to gray
  • Flowers become covered with fuzzy gray colored fungal spores in wet weather
  • Brown, round to irregular spots on leaves, often where petals have fallen
  • Common during cool wet weather
  • More information on Botrytis blight

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