Now is the time when nurseries are propagating plants for the upcoming spring season.
Odd looking plants with too many shoots or buds could be infected with the pathogenic bacterium Rhodococcus fascians. Propagators should be alert for symptoms, as shown in the gallery below, and have suspicious plants tested for the presence of the bacteria. This is NOT a disease to have in your greenhouse. For more information: Greenhouse Plants, Ornamental-Shoot Proliferation and Leafy Gall