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Dogwood Anthracnose

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Dogwood anthracnose symptoms Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series
Scientific Name: 

Discula destructiva Redlin (1991) (Redlin 1991)

Common Name: 

Dogwood anthracnose

Native To: 
Date of U.S. Introduction: 

First detected in the late 1970s (Daughtrey et al. 1996)

Means of Introduction: 

Fungal disease of flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) and Pacific dogwood (Cornus nuttallii) trees (Daughtrey et al. 1996)

Current U.S. Distribution: 
Eastern U.S. and Pacific Northwest

Distribution / Maps / Survey Status

USDA. FS. Northern Research Station.

Select the non-indigenous forest pest to view maps depicting state and county distribution. Produced by: USDA, FS, Forest Health Protection, and its partners.

University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
Provides state, county, point and GIS data. Maps can be downloaded and shared.


University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

Selected Resources

The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source. Or, to display all related content view all resources for Dogwood Anthracnose.

Nature Conservancy. Don't Move Firewood.
IUCN. Species Survival Commission. Invasive Species Specialist Group.
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
Federal Government

USDA. FS. Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry.

International Government

Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service.

Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service.
State and Local Government
Seattle Public Utilities (Washington). Green Gardening Program.
See also: IPM fact sheets for more diseases and pests.
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. 
University of Kentucky. Cooperative Extension Service.
See also: Woody Ornamentals for more fact sheets.

Michigan State University. Center for Integrated Plant Systems.

University of Arkansas. Cooperative Extension Service.

See also: Common Disease Problems for more fact sheets.
Cornell University. Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County. Horticulture Diagnostic Laboratory.
See also: Tree and Shrub Disease for more fact sheets.
University of New Hampshire. Cooperative Extension.

University of Illinois Extension.

University of Massachusetts Extension. Landscape, Nursery, and Urban Forestry Program.