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This is a leaf on a Lime tree

It has developed this strange growth can anybody identify and tell me whether it is a problem or is it good?




  • madpenguinmadpenguin Posts: 2,527
    Butterfly or moth eggs perhaps?
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,969
    Lime nail galls caused by a mite that lays its eggs in the leaves. 

    The big lime trees I knew well as a child were covered with them ... never seemed to do them any harm. The trees are still there and they were huge trees 60 years ago 😊 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    Brilliant! What an apt name. I must go and check ours, walk past it all day long but have never given the leaves a second glance.
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