Hopefully NOT scales

Asked September 15, 2020, 3:10 PM EDT

Hello. I am wondering if you think these are scales on my Black Tower Elderberry? I sure hope not, but they sure do look like scales. Thanks Samantha

Hennepin County Minnesota

2 Responses

It looks like the bark of the elderberry has some bumps on it according to photos in this link. It also looks like in the photo that they have cracks like the streaks in the developing bark so I think it is a natural part of the plant. https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/shrub/red-berried-elder

Thank you Sherry for the good news.