Growth on Camellia

Growth on Camellia

Observation - Growth on Camellia. Description: 20cm long growth seemingly coming from the bud of an otherwise healthy Camellia bush. Is it a gall of some sort? Or a virus? Or a fungus?

20cm long growth seemingly coming from the bud of an otherwise healthy Camellia bush. Is it a gall of some sort? Or a virus? Or a fungus?