Forum home Plants

Eleagnus new growth leaf curl

Hi I have quite a large Eleagnus that has developed leaf curl on the new growth only. No sign of any pests would be grateful for any advice? Thanks

Posts

  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze I garden in South Notts on an improved clay soil Posts: 1,958
     It could be a water issue or simply the new leaves developing. If it is a very large plant I would be inclined to leave it. Watering mature plants can cause more harm than good.
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze I garden in South Notts on an improved clay soil Posts: 1,958
    Should have said new leaves are plain green.
  • The green only shoots are more vigorous than the variagated ones so unless you want a much larger (dull) shrub then cut them out.
    Southampton 
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze I garden in South Notts on an improved clay soil Posts: 1,958
    Yes you can have green branches and they are common on Eleagnus.These should be cut out. Also the new leaves are also green when they first open.
  • Thankyou for the comments. This shrub is approximately 6ft high and I transplanted it about 4 weeks ago with a large root ball. It’s been watered well a couple of times each week. The new growth looked OK until recently then started to curl like this so I’m not sure if its overwatered or underwatered.
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze I garden in South Notts on an improved clay soil Posts: 1,958
    I would sat without doubt underwatered.
  • Thanks again for coming back to me I was beginning to suspect that but was paranoid about over watering. 
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze I garden in South Notts on an improved clay soil Posts: 1,958
    @paulnUVW0RJpe You won't overwater it at this time of year.
Sign In or Register to comment.