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Eleagnus leaves turning yellow


A portion of my large mature Eleagnus hedge is turning yellow and it seems to be getting progressively worse. Any advice would be appreciated. 



  • madpenguinmadpenguin Posts: 2,523

    I sometimes get branches that die back on my Eleagnus,don't really know what causes it.image

    I trace the affected branch right back and take it out,there is then a big gap for a while then the new growth fills it up pretty quickly.image

    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • Thanks Madpenguin for the response. Appreciate it!

    I think that (cutting out branches) will be my course of action too but I wouldn't mind if someone could give a diagnosis on what is causing this yellowing and fading of the leaves.


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,893

    I had a similar problem with Elaeagnus 'Quicksilver' which is likely Verticillium wilt.
    Some info here

    Hopefully yours doesn't have it, but at least that's 1 you can discount.

    I've pruned mine back hard last year and it's responding well this year

    Billericay - Essex

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  • Thanks Pete.

    I have had issues with Verticilium Wilt before. I don't think this is it. There actually is no wilting whatsoever. The leaves appear as normal.. just with the yellow discolouration. They also do come off easier than the healthier leaves with a gentle pull enough to remove them from the stem.

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