Classic case Verticillium Wilt on viburnum?

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  1. Highbury1

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    I think I have a textbook case of Verticillium Wilt on my viburnum according to
    what I have read on the internet - see attached photo. Improper pruning and shearing from previous owner and some insect bites rounds out the damage to the shrub. From what I read I should clip off the damaged branches, water and fertilize well and hope for the best. Would you agree?
     

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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Others have reported what timing would suggest might be winter injury. Have you scraped any of the twigs to look for discoloration of vascular tissue? With maples the leaves blight off completely once the stem becomes blocked.

    Even if symptoms seem right a particular pathogen may not really be considered to be identified until samples have been sent to a lab and determined using techniques used there.
     

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