Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytophthora austrocedri

Phytophthora austrocedri Greslebin & Hansen, 2007

on Juniperus, etc.


The disease kills the phloem, that turns brown. The disease extends from the root up; ultimately the entire tree is killed.

host plants

Cupressaceae, oligophagous

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana; Cupressus x leylandii, nootkatensis, sempervirens; Juniperus communis.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Phytophthora austrocedrae.


The disease appeared in Scotland in 2011 and forms there a serious threat to the juniper tree formations.


Green, MacAskill, Dun, ao (2016a).

Last modified 26.ix.2020