Honey Fungus - Knowledgebase Question

London, Ke
Question by oddcom
December 6, 2005
Hi,
Is ETNA ENGLISH LAUREL Prunus laurocerasus 'Anbri', as featured on your website, resistant to Honey Fungus please?

Regards,
Jules.


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Answer from NGA
December 6, 2005

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Honey fungus, or Armillaria, spreads from infected plants by direct contact with the roots of neighboring healthy plants and also through the soil by means of the bootlace structures, which can attack the roots of neighboring healthy plants.

Plants under stress, due to poor growing conditions, tend to be more vulnerable but certain genera are more susceptible than others. Members of the Prunus family tend to be vulnerable so I would not recommend planting it. Plants that show resistance to Armillaria include
Acer negundo (but not other Acer species)
Actinida
Abutilon
Bamboos
Carpenteria
Catalpa (Indian bean tree)
Celastrus
Ceratostigma
Cercis
Chaenomeles (Japanese quince)
Choisya
Clematis
Cotinus (smoke bush)
Elaeagnus
Fagus (beech)
Fothergilla
Hebe
Juglans nigra (but not Juglans regia)
Kerria
Passiflora (passion flower)
Phlomis
Photinia
Pieris
Pittosporum
Quercus (oak)
Rhus (sumach)
Romneya
Sarcococca
Tamarix
Taxus (yew)

I hope these suggestions are helpful.



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