Crataegus Viridis - Knowledgebase Question

Tabernacle, NJ
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Question by skitzo22
July 16, 2000
I have a hawthorne tree that a customer brought in and on the leaves it have small brown splotches and on the branches themselves it is covered with a hard brown coating with orange and white flakes

Answer from NGA
July 16, 2000
Hawthorns are subject to many of the same problems that can beset apples. Based on your description I would suspect a rust of one sort or another. You might find the photos and descriptions at the following web site useful

You might also want to consult with your county extension (265-5051) for a more specific diagnosis and the most up to date recommendations for treating the problem.

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