Cedar-Apple Rust

What is Cedar-Apple Rust?

Cedar-apple rust is the name of a group of closely related diseases caused by fungi that spend part of their life cycle on Eastern Red Cedar & the other part of their lifecycle infecting members of the rose family such as apples, crabapples, and hawthorns

What does cedar-apple rust look like?

Symptoms appear in late May as circular, yellow-orange areas on leaves. The under-surfaces of these diseased areas often have a fringed appearance.

How do I save a tree or shrub infected with cedar-apple rust?

You can control cedar-apple rust using chlorothalonil. Apply treatments when flower buds first show color, when half of the flowers are open, at petal-fall. We recommend three treatments to get control. Fertilizing also helps the tree fight the fungus.