Between 2010-2014 symptoms of a shot hole disease were observed on cherry laurel (Prunus laurocerasus L.) trees
and shrubs in parks and other public plantings in Belgrade, Serbia. Ten symptomatic leaves were collected from
each of the diseased plants and the associated fungus isolated and identified using multi-gene phylogenetic analyses
and asexual morphological characters. The pathogen was identified as Neofusicoccum parvum. The same symptoms
were produced when the pathogen was inoculated on test plants. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report
of N. parvum causing shot hole disease on P. laurocerasus.