Lilac > Stems/branches > Branch tips dark and curled downward
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Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae
- Dark brown leaf spots with yellow halos, center of spot may crack and fall out
- Leaves on the end of the branch turn completely brown to black
- Flower buds are limp and black
- Infected buds are black and will not open
- Common with cool wet spring weather
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- Current year's shoots and flower stalks are wilted, brown and often form shepherd's crook
- The stem of infected shoots is tan, shrunken and peppered with gray to pale orange spore producing structures
- Water soaked, olive colored blotches appear on leaves in late summer; coalesce until entire leaf is brown
- Leaf blotches may grow together until entire leaf is brown
- More information on Ascochyta Blight...