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What's wrong with my silvery tree?

I need help with this tree, not sure what it is. Since we moved here this tree has always looked sad, this year being the worst.

New leaves continually grow but soon wilt, with some turning yellow and fall. This year and last it has happened throughout the summer. Our lawn is forever covered in the leaves.

Any ideas what is wrong and how I can help it please?



Thank you in advance for your advice!


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,791

    I can't see it clearly enough to ID it 

    An in focus pic of a few leaves would be great

  • ripaulripaul Posts: 8

    Hope this helps!


  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,687

    The leaves look soft and felt-like. Is it soft or stiff and do you see any shiny leaves? Also, does this tree/shrub lose its leaves in the winter time and then new leaves emerge at spring time. 

    Last edited: 25 August 2017 22:43:29

  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 4,050

    Could it bea type of eucalyptus?

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,698

    I've got a Elaeagnus 'Quicksilver' that looks similar.
    Sadly mine is looking a bit too similar - It was diagnosed with verticillium wilt last year having suffered similar symptoms. When I pruned the old wood back, there were the tell-tale black rings inside the branches.
    I've cut it back and this year it seems to be responding quite well

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  • ripaulripaul Posts: 8

    Sorry I've been away. Thank you for all your responses.

    Yes the leaves are soft and felt like.

    Is it likely to be Elaeagnus Quicksilver? It does look similar.

    Pete, how far back do you need to prune the tree? Right back to the trunk?

    Thanks again everyone.

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