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Escallonia

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by mick, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. mick

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    Hi everyone, ive come across whitish marks on an escallonia , there seems to be quite a lot on the main stem, does anyone know what this could be ?
     

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    It's quite possibly just a type of Lichen rather than a Fungus, mick.

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    The other, not so nice alternative is Cytospora Canker but that normally only attacks Spruce [So our Official Master Bee Keeper might have to watch out:heehee:.]
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      I think it's white mycelium that grows on decaying material. I think you will find that the Escallonia is probably old and dying Mick, sorry.
       
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        Thanks folks, It is an old escallonia and there is some rotting around the base. Mycelium is this whats associated with honey fungus ?
         
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        It can be. Mycelium is usually what appears before any main fungus develops.
         
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        Thank you, much appreciated.
         
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          now thats not nice Armandii , I thought it was my porridge
           
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