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Weigelea > Stems/branches > Dead branches or branch dieback

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Winter injury

  • Tip dieback is common
  • Depending on severity of winter, stems dieback to crown or at least to snowline
  • May produce leaves and even flower buds, but dieback in June
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Oystershell scale
Lepidosaphes ulmi

  • Light to moderate infestations show little or no symptoms
  • Severe infestations can cause chlorotic, stunted foliage
  • Dieback and cracked bark can result from heavy infestations
  • Light to dark brown, elongated, 1/10 to 1/8 inch long oyster-shell shaped scales found on bark
  • More information on oystershell scale...

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