Vinca

Vinca major, Vinca minor

Canker and Dieback (fungus – Phomopsis livella): Shoot tips will turn dark brown-to-black and die back to the soil. Favored by rainy weather. Preventive spray of copper fungicide starting in spring on new growth will control the fungus.

Leaf Spot (fungus – Alternaria spp.): Brown circular-to-oval spots on leaves. Control with copper or other recommended fungicides.

Dodder (Parasitic plant – Cuscuta indecora): See section on Dodder.

Curly Top (virus): (See the section on Curly Top)

Aster Yellows (mycoplasma): Reported in Texas.

Consult the Chemical Control Supplement (B-1140A) for specific chemical control suggestions.

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