Crab Apple > Flowers > Black or discolored flowers
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- Infected blossoms first turn gray, then black
- Young shoots bend over forming a 'shepherd’s crook'
- Infected leaves wilt, turn gray then dark brown
- Infected leaves & blossoms remain attached to the tree, often even in winter
- Branch cankers have dark, sunken & cracked bark, sapwood is streaked reddish brown
- Infected fruit are shriveled and discolored
- Drops of sticky honey colored liquid can be seen on infected plant parts in warm wet weather
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