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Red Fungus on Twinberries (huckleberry)

Posted by skagit_goat_man_ WA (My Page) on
Sun, May 24, 09 at 15:46

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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RE: Red Fungus on Twinberries (huckleberry)

  • Posted by bboy z8 WA USA (My Page) on
    Sun, May 24, 09 at 16:03

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.


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RE: Red Fungus on Twinberries (huckleberry)

  • Posted by jean001 z8aPortland, OR (My Page) on
    Mon, May 25, 09 at 1:42

Could be several things. Can you post pictures?


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RE: Red Fungus on Twinberries (huckleberry)

  • Posted by bboy z8 WA USA (My Page) on
    Tue, May 26, 09 at 0:13

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.


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RE: Red Fungus on Twinberries (huckleberry)

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


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RE: Red Fungus on Twinberries (huckleberry)

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Sun, Aug 23, 09 at 23:08

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


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