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Is this normal or pest?

kacyckacyc Posts: 3
I bought quite a large Radermachera. It looks healthy apart from its got brown lumps on the stem. Is this scale or is it normal? I've read it could be lenticels, or 'barking'. I have no idea. If its scale should I return this plant, or treat the scale? Will I be able to completely eradicate it? Thanks in advance.


  • B3B3 Posts: 27,315
    Found this on net. Looks like it's normal

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Definitely lenticels.
    Completely normal and healthy.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • bédébédé Posts: 3,071
    I don't know the name, but it's normal.  The start of corkification.
     location: Surrey Hills, England, ex-woodland acidic sand.
    "Have nothing in your garden that you don't know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."
  • kacyckacyc Posts: 3
    Thanks for your comments, so it sounds like its normal. Looks so weird though!
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,292
    They are there to help your plant breathe :)

    Billericay - Essex

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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