Fuchsia Gall Mite

My neighbour has, or had, a rather lovely fuchsia tree which has been decimated by what appears to be fuchsia gall mite. I believe this should be reported? I understand that the remains of the tree which she has removed today should be burned and not recycled. I would like more extensive information, urgently, about this pest and means of identifying correctly. Please, please help.



  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,245

    It isno longer notifiable. I assume this is because it is too established and like the lily beetle, its here to stay,

    some more information here....



    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • donutsmrsdonutsmrs Posts: 456

    I had fuchsia's that had this horrid disease last year. I had to destroy 7 of my lovely Fuchsia's it was just awful. I haven't seen it on the fuchsia's I have left this year so touch wood, it is gone. 

  • Thank you everyone for your replies. Fidgetbones, I've read through the rhs article and the pests on my neighbour's plant are easily visible. I'm assuming it is not gall mite. Thank heavens!! 

  • donutsmrsdonutsmrs Posts: 456

    I have asked about Fuchsia gall mite before on the forum, if you put fuchsia gall mite into search you can see a photo I uploaded before. I did try and pinch out the infected parts but it just kept coming back and I don't like to use chemicals. I did read up on it and it isn't nice. Like you Mike until I had it on my Fuchsias I had never heard of it. All my plants are free of it now, thank goodness.

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