who can answer this disease question? - description lacks detail!!

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LivvyW

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Trying to answer a disease problem for my Mum.
 
She has this lovely tree/shrub, i don't think it flowers,but has lovely creamy white bracts that sit on top of the leaves. Very pretty.

On the bark it has  fungusy looking raised spots that are white with a brown head. They seem to be of 'marshmallowy' texture.

The shrub is in a rather shady spot.

I know that is a pathetic amount of information, but i trust this site for genius's and i'd love to answer my Mum's dilemma.

Any ideas?
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joyfull

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any chance of a photograph?
Staffies are softer than you think.

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Could be a simple fungi infection or the dreaded honey fungus. Try getting more light/air to the area and have a little dig around the plant. If you find what looks like black bootlaces, then it has honey fungus.

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Sounds like a Cornus kousa or similar plant. Has it just developed this or not? Does it still look healthy - if so, then don't worry too much. Pix would be good.
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How big are the fungusy looking raised spots?
If small as in 4-5mm wondering if they could be wooly aphids,
Get them at times on an acer I have.

If a fungus then may be best to spray and help the shrub fight off the infection, sounds as if you don't want the shrub to die so help it a bit.

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Actually I am wondering if they are those huge scale insects which infest some barks, such as acers. They do pile up and look kind of fungusy.  :tongue2:

You could try squashing the 'growth' and see what happens. :unsure: :unsure:

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Thanks, I meant scale insects. As I was typing there was this nagging feeling that I had the wrong name, just couldn't think of anything more correct. :blush: :blush: :blush:

Reminder, plug in the fully charged brain next time.  ??? ??? ???

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I believe provado ultimate bug killer is recommended to deal with these.

I don't use it myself but squash the lovelies and wipe the trunk/branches with diluted washing up liquid to clear away any residue, and leave everything clean and fresh again.  :) :) :)


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Guessing - could be pieris or prunus? or skimmia?? could be powdery mildew.
I'm queen of my own compost heap and I'm getting used to the smell.

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This is my Cornus 'Eddie's White Wonder'. A lovely tree but it's covered in white furry blobs...maybe scale or mealy bug? Doesn't seem to harm it. I have an ordinary dogwood near it which is also covered, must be the family. Does it sound the same?
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Pretty sure that's not scale.

Could be either woolly aphid or mealy bug (my ID skills aren't good enough to know the two apart)
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Those are mealy bugs  ;)

The original question though related to what I thought could be woolly aphid: LINK

« Last Edit: July 31, 2010, 23:49 by Aunt Sally »



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