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What is wrong with these plants?

These are plants which have just recently developed a problem. I dont know what it is and if the two are suffering from the same Issues. Any help would be great. I have just put new plants in the garden and Dont want these to become infected too

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,068
    1. The brown 'fur' on younger leaves of this plant is just as it should be. They'll start to change like the rest of the leaves in a few weeks.

    2. The leaves of your mahonia have spent winter outside, blame the weather - there's noting to worry about
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  • gilljep11gilljep11 Posts: 5
    Thanks. What about the bright orange leaves on the Other plant(ie not the mahonia-dont know what it is)
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,068
    Not something I recognise - maybe someone else will.
    Could just be a few dead leaves if the rest of the plant is healthy. Even evergreen leaves die too eventually.
    The other pic of you mahonia shows it in great health.
    What is the problem with the last one?
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    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • gilljep11gilljep11 Posts: 5
    It seems to be dead at the base at the back- its changed Over the last few weeks with those vivid orange leaves. Thank for the help 
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,068
    Not much to go on at the moment.
    Keep an eye out for anything on the backs of the leaves over the next few months. They can get infested with scale insect and some kinds of aphids.
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    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • gilljep11gilljep11 Posts: 5
    Yeah wondered if it was that 
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,677
    The other plant is most likely Elaeagnus x Ebbingei ‘Limelight’. Because you have not photographed the whole shrub it’s difficult to work out the whole health of the shrub. But I suspect it’s died back on certain branches and will require some pruning out. 

    The other orangey leaves are possibly some mutation or reversion. Common with crosses so can be ignored or pruned out. 
  • gilljep11gilljep11 Posts: 5
    Phew! Ihave started to prune it  so thats a relief
    thanks
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