verticilium wilt on tiger eye sumac (zone 5)I
I have had this sumac for 4 yrs and the last 2 it starts dying around July. I was told it most likely had verticillium wilt. Is there anything I can do to force this disease out of it? Also, if not, can I plant another in it's place or is the soil diseased too?
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Verticillium wilt is a systemic disease for which there is no cure. Often plants can grow with the disease for many years before they die, but about all that you can do is to  reduce stress on the plant by providing adequate water and fertilizer in the hopes that the plant may ""outgrow"" the disease.

Unfortunately, verticillium wilt is a soil-borne disease, and the spores stay in the soil for many years. So replanting another sumac in the same area is not a good idea. It, too, likely would get infected.

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