What is this fungus growing on our Harry Lauder's walking stick bush?

Asked October 5, 2015, 10:34 AM EDT

We're wondering what kind of fungus is growing on our Harry Lauder's walking stick bush (a type of cultivar) in our yard. Attached is an image. The main portion of fungus is on the main trunk 2 feet up and spreads out from there. It doesn't seem to be killing those particular sections, but I would like to identify and know how to clear it out if necessary.

Hennepin County Minnesota fungus identification lrk

1 Response

We can't identify the particular fungus that's affecting the trunk. However, once wood rot fungus is established there is no way to clear if from the affected plant.

Learn more here:

http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/trees-shrubs/wood-decay/