white fungus on dead viburnum roots

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Anne Cooney asked 9 years ago

There’ s white growth on dead roots of frost-killed Viburnum (winter 2010) Is this harmful especially to young Variegated Privet planted last Spring? To the soil in general?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
The fungus growing on cut stumps of dead viburnum is just rotting the wood, a fungus that feeds on dead wood, and not a pathogen of living tissue, so it is not a danger to the privet or other shrubs.