In progress indicator

Eelworm (stem and bulb)

In progress indicator

Comment on a listing

Comment on a listing

Comment on a listing

Cancel and close this form


Stem eelworms impact over 400 species including strawberries, a number of vegetables, and ornamentals - including narcissus, tulips, hyacinths, scillas and snowdrops. In tulips, the leaves split, flower stems bend, and petals remain green. Masses of dormant 'eelworm wool' forms on infested bulbs in dry store.

Spot them

Adults are 1-2 mm long, and move in soil, entering the plants in small cuts and natural openings.

To view care instructions for this problem please login or register.

Discuss Eelworm (stem and bulb) with other Shoot members.

Login or register to add a comment or question about this plant problem.

Umbrellar Pine , gone poorly

Question from James Barry McKinnon

I wonder if someone could advise me what to do to help an Umbrella Pine (Sciadopitys verticallata ) which is turning an all-over brown. The needles are not dropping from the tree, which is about 15-20 feet tall, but it does look really poorly. The yellowing/browning started last year, but has accelerated enormously in the last two months. It is in a sheltered position, but gets a reasonable amount of light. The plant is about 20 years old.

Incidentally, a Cedrus Atlantica Glauca, in the same bed, has shed a lot of needles in the last two weeks---a connection?

  • Views: 495
  • Replies: 1
  • Posted: Thu. 28th July 2016 09:42
  • Last reply: Tue. 16th August 2016 07:53