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I had a 50 year old Hamamelis Intermedia that had died due to fungus.  I was told that I need to treat the soil with a fungicide before I replant.  Can anyone recommend a fungicide and where I might buy it?  Many thanks


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,541

    which exact fungus killed it?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,295

    poor advice. The soil is full of fungi and that's how it should be. If you have something like Honey Fungus you won't get rid of it with fungicide, plant something that's HF resistant 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,897

    It's often advised to add mycorrhizal fungi when re planting, may the person offering advice have meant that?

    I have an area in my garden which has verticillum wilt in the soil, it's killing some shrubs. Nothing I can do other than as nut has said above, plant with something resistant, but you need to know which fungus you have in order to know what plants to avoid

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,295

    and don't forget that most fungi growing on trees have moved onto an already dead or dying trees. They are the aftermath, not the cause, of death. Theybreak down dead material, their part in life, death and maintenance of the eco-system 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • helen shelen s Posts: 5

    Thanks everyone for your replies.  It was a tree surgeon who removed the root that suggested I treat the soil before replanting.  I don't think it was Honey Fungus.  Thanks for all the advice.

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