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Willow > Shoot/Branch Tips > Young shoots curled and discolored

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Willow blight
Ventura saliciperda and Glomerella miyabeana

  • Young leaves turn black, shrivel and fall off as buds open in spring
  • Shoots turn black, wilt, curl over and die
  • Small, black, sunken cankers form on twigs causing twig dieback and shoot blight
  • Infection from V. saliciperda limited to new shoots; G. miyabeana may infect older twigs
  • Common in cool, wet weather
  • More information on Willow blight

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