Fuchsia gall mite

Fuchsia gall mite was found in mainland Britain in 2007. Since then it has become a frequent enquiry to RHS Garden Advice, especially from southern England. It has also spread northwards and into Wales.

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Fuchsia gall mite

Quick facts

Common name Fuchsia gall mite
Scientific name Aculops fuchsiae
Plants affected Garden and greenhouse fuchsias
Main symptoms Growth at the shoot tips is swollen and distorted, often with a yellowish green or reddish discolouration. Flowers are deformed or fail to develop
Most active May to September

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