Q.Should I Be Concerned That The Bark On My Victoria Ceanothus Is Turning Black And Orange
I was testing the PH and noticed that it looked like the tree is leaking orange goo that seems to be turning the bark black. This is a old tree 14+yrs old. PH was 7. Leaves appear to be okay and the tree is starting to get it’s flower buds.
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This is slime flux. Usually, this is bacterial and will not kill your tree. Feeding the tree and applying a fungicide will correct the issue, usually.
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