Sourwood
Symptom Cause  
Young portions of foliage disappear, or young tips disappear, bark peeled off
Deer
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Leaf dieback at branch tips
Drought Stress
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Leaves eaten within silken nests spun by caterpillar
Fall Webworms
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Purple blotches on leaves
Leaf Blight (bacterial)
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Leaves at branch tips blighted
Twig Blight
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