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Help- Newly planted elaeagnus ebbingei hedge yellow leaves any advice please??

I planted 4 established elaeagnus ebbingei hedges 3 weeks ago in my border and they had recently started to go yellow. Please can someone advise what may be the problem thankyou I'm a complete novice. 


  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,964
    Planting established shrubs in a heatwave is always likely to be a problem.
    Give them gallons of water, at least weekly.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • Thankyou for your advice I'll try that 
  • Hi punk doc, you don't think they have a disease then? Just that they may need more water? Thanks 
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,837
    They just have a few yellow leaves, Jen,  and will drop those. It's perfectly normal. All evergreens will drop some foliage [at almost any point during the year] but those are mature specimens which are harder to get established, especially  during this very hot spell. They're just a little stressed with the heat - like some humans  ;)

    Follow doc's advice - plenty of water, especially through the summer. They'll recover no problem - they're tough shrubs - and will be looking much better by autumn   :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Fairygirl - thankyou so much for the advice, I'll stop worrying now 😃
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