Red Fungus on Twinberries (huckleberry)

skagit_goat_man_(WA)May 24, 2009

Last year I planted around 20 twinberries in a new thicket of about 300 shrubs/trees. This year two of the twinberries have developed what I'm guessing is a fungal disease. The leaves first get a red tinge then raised red spots appear. Any suggestions of where I can look to see what it may be or does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks, Tom

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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Presumably you are asking about twinberry honeysuckle (Lonicera involucrata). I may have seen the same condition you are describing. Don't know what it is, but expect that if is mentioned on the internet it would be in conjunction with the botanical name of the shrub - or maybe the genus of the shrub.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2009 at 4:03PM
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jean001(z8aPortland, OR)

Could be several things. Can you post pictures?

    Bookmark   May 25, 2009 at 1:42AM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

You know I think what I have seen on these is actually a gall. Open one up and see if there is a larva inside.

    Bookmark   May 26, 2009 at 12:13AM
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nina2u36(9)

I was wondering if you still have any huckleberry plants left? thank you, Teri

    Bookmark   August 22, 2009 at 10:42PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Twinberry (honeysuckle) is used for L. involucrata, a honeysuckle that produces paired fruits - hence the common name.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2009 at 11:08PM
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