Landscape Report



BP-6-W Verticillium Wilt of Woody Plants

Verticillium wilt, caused by fungi in the genus Verticillium, is one of the most common
and destructive diseases of woody ornamental plants in the Midwest. Common and
highly susceptible hosts include redbud, smoketree, tree-of-heaven, and maples. Rose,
lilac, boxwood, and barberry are also frequent hosts.

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