Can Spirea Get Crown Gall

Question From: S. Miller - Yorkville, Illinois, United States
Q: We have had to remove a well established large forsythia due to gall and now we think we are beginning to see it on our blue spirea which is about 25 ft from where the forsythia was. Is it possible for spirea to develop gall?

A: Crown gall is not listed at a problem for Spiraea by woody plant guru Michael Dirr. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy