Chinese Wisteria Vines

Fungus on Chinese Wisteria


wildfreefaller added on August 24, 2011 | Answered

On the stem about 1 to 2 feet above the root, there is an ugly type of fungus growing on wisteria tree. What to do about it?


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Heather
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Answered on August 26, 2011

If it is a toadstool type growth, you can remove it and treat the area with a fungicide. But, truth be told, they are not harmful to the plant so you can also just leave it.

If it is a gall, which is more like a growth out of the plant than a separate organism, there are many things that can cause it. Most of the time, they are not harmful to the plant, but with a plant like wisteria, it could girdle it and kill it. Wisteria are susceptible to crown galls, so this article may be helpful if you feel it is a crown gall: http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/r280101311.html

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