Tag Archive: Growths

Mysterious Growths on Bald Cypress

Cypress twig galls on bald cypress leaves. Photo: J_McConnell, UF/IFAS Bald cypress Taxodium distichum is a native tree that is commonly planted in landscapes because it is adaptable to many sites and grows quickly. It is an interesting tree because it has soft flat leaves that fall off in the winter like other deciduous shade …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/23/mysterious-growths-on-bald-cypress/

Why Do My Azaleas Have Weird Growths?

Fleshy distortions are appearing on some azaleas this time of year. What is responsible for this? A fungus, Exobasidium vaccinia, likes our cool, wet spring weather and infects azalea leaves and flower petals. This disease likes a cool, wet, shady and protected environment. Azalea gall. Photo credit: Mary Derrick, UF/IFAS Extension. The infection causes the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/28/why-do-my-azaleas-have-weird-growths/