EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 2003 Num. article: 2003/020

First report of Phytophthora ramorum in Sweden

In summer 2002, surveys were initiated in Sweden for the presence of Phytophthora ramorum (EPPO Alert List) on Rhododendron and Viburnum, particularly on plants imported from Germany and the Netherlands. Until December 2002, 11 infestations were found only on rhododendron. The first case was found in June 2002 in cultivar Grandiflorum imported from the Netherlands. Infestations have also been found in plants coming from Germany.
The situation of Phytophthora ramorum in Sweden can be described as follows: Present, found only on rhododendron plants.


NPPO of Sweden, 2002-12.