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Honey fungus -just wondering

B3B3 Posts: 25,194
How long does honey fungus live without a food source?
If you removed susceptible plants - dead or alive, could you starve it to death?
In London. Keen but lazy.


  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,061
    Hi B3

    Had a problem years ago with this in a large garden I used to help maintain .
    The 'boot-laces' (rhizomorphs) seemed to go on forever from the primarily infected plant .
    Lost many Malus , Betula , Solanums , Berberis plus numerous others in an incredibly short time . Dramatic and unusually heavy flowering preceded death .Not at all nice when you cherish the plants involved :(
    I don't know if it can be 'starved' like you say ; attacking mainly woody plants it has also been known to infect herbaceous material too .
    In this manner I would have thought it would be fairly limitless in its infectious capabilities !
    A copper-based fungicide (Armillatox) used to be moderately effective ; think this was banned years ago by our friends in the EU !

    Have you got a problem with it ?

  • B3B3 Posts: 25,194
    Thanks @Paul B3 .Not really. Some signs of it in front garden, but I try to stick to those plants on resistant list.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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