Prunus > Leaves > Leaves discolored yellow to brown
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- Lumpy olive to black elongate swellings along all sizes of twigs
- Gall formation may cause leaves to wilt or not leaf out showing branch dieback
- Rough black cracked swelling can occur on the main trunk
- Most common on choke and pin cherry
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Valsa leucostoma, Leucostoma spp.
- Leaves on random branches wilt, turn yellow then brown
- Cankers are brown to black sunken areas on branch that may have cracked bark and discolored reddish brown sapwood
- Sticky gum exudes from branch cankers
- Infected branches don't leaf out in spring
- Random dead branches seen throughout canopy
- Raised black pimple like fungal structures form on cankers and dead branches, exude orange tendrils of spores in wet weather
- Common on trees stressed by drought, winter injury, wounds, insect feeding or other factors
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- Leaves with multiple spots turn yellow and fall off prematurely
- Spots grow together, causing large parts of the leaf to turn brown
- Purple to reddish brown spots that are up to 1/10th inch diameter
- Leaf spots dry up and fall out, leaving holes in the leaf, leave appear to have shot holes
- Damage first seen in late spring, early summer
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- Sudden browning of blossoms or wilting of leaves
- Sunken, darkened areas on twigs from which gums are exuded, also known as gummosis
- Part or all of the ripening fruit develop a soft brown rot, then become shriveled and dusted with powdery tufts of tan to gray spores
- Rotten fruit may remain attached to the tree or fall to the ground
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- Leaves have thick puckered to curled spots that are yellow to reddish brown
- Diseased leaves droop, turn brown and die as the disease progresses
- Witches brooms, clusters of small twigs arising from a swollen area of the branch, form on some infected trees
- Common on wild cherry trees
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- Leaves turn brown from the edges and tips, then wilt and die in severe infections
- Leaf symptoms are often seen on only one or a few random branches in the canopy
- Leaves are small and yellowed in chronic infections
- Dark streaks can be seen in the sapwood if the bark is peeled back, appearing as rings or arcs in a cross cut
- Symptoms may develop over a single growing season, or over several years
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