Bacterial Blight Of Magnolia

Disease Information

Bacterial Blight


Leaf discoloration and distortion, cankers, wilting, stem dieback and premature leaf dropping are a few of the common symptoms of bacterial blight.


Controlling bacterial blight begins by pruning diseased branches and ensuring the magnolia tree has proper air circulation. Regularly pruning during dry seasons will help provide good airflow between the branches. Chemical control is generally not recommended and is not a reliable method to controlling bacterial blight.


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