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Hi, could anyone tell me what this is on my climbing rose? It is several years old and I've never seen it before. Many thanks.




welcome to GoY.
it is a plant gall called Robin's pincushion andnothing to worry about. the rose has been affected by a gall wasp and the plant produces this growth to protect itself. the gall larvae are inside this and develop in their until they emerge as adults.
you can prune it out or just leave it as a curiosity.

29 Aug, 2017


Robin's Pincushion Gall, caused by gall wasp. Nothing to with a robin but eludes to Robin Goodfellow a mischievous sprite.

29 Aug, 2017


The scamp! :)

29 Aug, 2017


Thank you for the replies....very interesting!

30 Aug, 2017

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