strange growth on camellia

strange growth on camellia

Observation - strange growth on camellia. Description: This is something discoverd while pruning a camellia bush in Corfe Mullen, Dorset today. It has the consistency of rubbery popcorn and is about 12cm long. It is the only instance on a large hedge. Fungus? Virus?

This is something discoverd while pruning a camellia bush in Corfe Mullen, Dorset today. It has the consistency of rubbery popcorn and is about 12cm long. It is the only instance on a large hedge. Fungus? Virus?