Barberry > Stems/branches > Bark on branches sunken, cracked, blistered
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- Leaves on one or more branches wilt, turn brown and die
- Bark on affected branches is darker, cracked, or blistered at the site of the canker
- Wood beneath the canker is dark brown
- Common on shrubs stressed by drought, winter injury and other factors
- More information on Botryosphaeria canker...
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- Dead branches and twigs, often first observed in early spring
- Bark at the base of dead branches is often slightly sunken, discolored or cracked
- Tiny, pink, pale orange or cream colored cushion-like spore-producing bodies are visible in cracks in bark in spring
- In summer, smaller coral colored bumps push through cracks
- In autumn these spore-producing structures turn dark brown or black
- More information on Nectria canker...