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Q.Are these honey fungus?

Zone Inverness, Scotland | Thistle colts added on May 23, 2019 | Answered

I asked on here already about these and was told they are harmless but I’ve also been told they could be catastrophic!
Any other ideas????
They form right in the middle of my 2 year old privet , they are also under my new holly tree.

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Answered on May 23, 2019

All armillaria, with the exception of one will have a cortina, or ring on the stem. They also exhibit a yellow to orange hue, that is very noticeable, and a fuzzy umbo, or tip.

Usually they grow directly on trees, and not from the soil.

If this were Armillaria you would notice a very fast deterioration of your shrubs.

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Answered on May 23, 2019

Mushrooms or fungus can grow where these is excess moisture and lack of airflow. They will not harm the plant but you can remove them and even compost them.
Pull back any mulch to help increase air circulation around the base of the plant.


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