Pest Photo

Robert L. Anderson, USDA Forest Service,

Dogwood anthracnose

Discula destructiva

Dogwood anthracnose (Discula destructiva) is a fungal pathogen of Flowering and Pacific Dogwood. It was first detected in Washington, New York and Pennsylvia in the late 1970's.

This pest poses a large risk to U.S. plant health. International commerce provides recognized avenues of introduction.

For more information about this plant pest, see the CABI data sheet.