Thanks for the information....
We have wild Junipers growing around here...we have removed almost all of them as they were out in a pasture, however our neighbors pasture is covered with them
I did some reading on Cedar-Rust disease and see that
hawthorn is also a host to this disease, we have a plant we call Thorn Apple, that is everywhere...so that could be the culprit to the fungus that grows on our berries....The fungus looks like what is on this plant...kind of fuzzy.
I think that I am going to remove the mulch from under the big bush and spray with a fungiscide...by reading some information a rose fungicide is listed, maybe grape fungicide might work too.
Here is some info on Cedar-Rust...
Disease resistant apples...looks like most of the ones we have planted are less likely to be infected.
Interesting reading here...
I have native Juneberry plants that came from the county nursery to be planted for wildlife...I see that catalogs are offering hybreds...wonder if they are more disease resisitant....I imagine you bought from a nursery, so maybe yours will not be disease suseptable...Good luck and keep us Posted on how they do.
Love your Elderberry WebSite....
Edited by: Northern Winos