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Elaegnus leaves turning black

There is a stand of Elaegnus about  2Mx3M in the garden of our new to us property but there's an area about 1Mx1M where all the leaves have turned black.  I can't see any insects or fungus on the leave, they just turn black and die.  There's a similar stand on the other side of the garden which doesn't have this problem, I'll be very grateful for any suggestions to stop the whole stand, and potentially the other one, dying away.

I've added pictures in case I misidentified the plant.




  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,311

    that's not Eleagnus, that's Aucuba japonica which tends to get phytophora infected. Cut out the bad bits. Mine have had this and 2 of 3 recovered

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,012

    Or possibly had a bit of damage somewhere which has caused a stem/branch to die back.

    Just prune it out as nut has said. They'll cope with any amount of pruning   image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Keith207Keith207 Posts: 2

    Thanks, I'll get out the secateurs, and thanks for the identification we've never had a garden previously so it's all new.

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