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By Aebw

United Kingdom Gb

Our well established Virginia creeper ( vigne vierge) suddenly wilted and lost all its leaves this summer. Is it dead? Attached is a photo of a fungus that has appeared at its base. is it honey fungus?
Thank you in advance for your advice




Hi Aebw and welcome to GoY. That certainly looks like honey fungus to me, check out the RHS website information:

20 Nov, 2013


As MG says, looks like it. I've uploaded a photo onto my pics to show the fruiting body and the distinctive ring under the cap.

20 Nov, 2013


there are 7 species of HF. they are not all as bad as feared. I have one of the less rampant ones, only invading the dying plants, rather than the ones that attack and effectively kill the plant. I sent samples off to the RHS and they identified it for me.

22 Nov, 2013

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