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RED TWIG DOGWOOD

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From: BOB ROSEN
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BUFFALO GROVE, IL
SOMETHING IS EATING THE LEAVES ON MY DOGWOOD BUSHES...SOME SHRIVEL UP,SOME HAVE HOLES (CIRCULAR) ,SOME HAVE IRREGULAR SHAPED HOLES,SOME HAVE TIPS MOSSONG AS IF THE LEAF WER CUT WITHA SCISSORS...WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP THEM...????

 
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From: Greg Stack
Extension Horticulturist
Office of Web Development
gstack@illinois.edu
Hi,

Dogwood foliage can be affected by any number of things which can result in dead areas, tatered areas, holes etc. Some of it might be insect related but it can also be the result of certain leaf diseases that dogwoods get as well as scortching from dry periods to perhaps insect feeding. Most leaf feeding insects are easy to control using a product such as Sevin. It is always good to know for sure you have insects and sometimes the limited feeding they do does not rally warrent spray. For other problems keeping the shrub adequetly watered and fertilized on a regular basis can help stimulate vigor and improve the appearance.

 
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