Fungus - Knowledgebase Question

Sacramento, Ca
Question by rachelchandl
April 26, 2010
I have a fungus killing my shrubs. It looks a lot like a finger in shape, pink in color, spongy in texture, and has a white

Answer from NGA
April 26, 2010


Sounds like stinkhorn fungus and I'm afraid the news is not good. If it is growing on your shrubs, it indicates the shrubs are dying or at least some of the branches are dead. The fungus is growing and getting nutrients from dead or decaying wood. So, it's not the cause of the problem, but a result of the unhealthy wood of your shrubs. There are no chemical control options so you'll need to handpick them from your shrubs. It may be that you can prune out the affected stems and branches of your shrubs to help them recover. Good luck with your landscape.

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