This could be a possibility, as the plants mainly affected get the early morning sun. The leaves develop a stickly black type o mould and the hedges seems to be dying from the inside out. Elaeagnus x ebbingei. A dense evergreen shrub with upright, spineless branches densely cloaked with silver-scaled green foliage. Red fruit makes good jelly. One of many honeybees humming through this Elaeagnus 'Gilt Edge' in October. Handy in both sun and part shade. Let us return to the species that this chapter is mainly concerned with. Thornless. Heat and drought tolerant. Unfortunately verticillium wilt is harboured in soil, so planting another susceptible plant there would be a waste of money and effort. 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It is an extremely resilient plant able to tolerate a variety of conditions, and is often grown as a windbreak.. It is fully hardy and will tolerate dry soil, growing in full sun or partial shade. i planted an elaeagnus hedge last autumn and this spring the plants are gradually turning yellow and the leaves drooping. There's also a variegated Ceanothus 'El Dorado' in this photo. Stems and new growth are accentuated by brown scales. My own garden is in Scappoose, OR, USA, 25 minutes north of Portland, near the Columbia River. However, look out for the sap-sucking elaeagnus sucker that will leave sooty mould on the leaves – try to pick off the affected leaves. Listed below are some of the most common causes for leaves falling off. Contact:   503-543-7129   |  coastpine@gmail.comAll photography by Alyse Lansing ©  all rights reserved. By May (photo below), the silvery color has calmed, and is beginning to show the hardened off color that's typical of the rest of the year. ©2004-2020 Shoot Limited. Makes an excellent screen or informal hedge. In the two photos below, taken in April, the new foliage emerges silvery gray/green. If it weren't for the scent, which fills the lower garden, one might never know the flowers are there, except of course for the bees. Upright and dense w/ green leaves with silver bottoms. Evergreen or semi-deciduous shrub, 8-10 ft (2.4-3 m) high and wide, upright, dense. Elaeagnus species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Coleophora elaeagnisella and the Gothic moths.The thorny shrubs can also provide good nesting sites for birds. Clusters of fragrant, bell-shaped flowers open on its delicate branches in late fall, followed by small orange-red fruits in spring. The common name Silverberry partly refers to the silvery look of the new spring leaves. Regarding all things that inspire the making and keeping of a garden. But it is fantastic for toughness, drought tolerance, deer tolerance, and all-around healthy appearance. More upright (to 1012 feet high and wide) than its parent, with thornless branches. http://www.rhs.org.uk/Gardening/Help-advice/RHS-Advisory-Service/How-to-send-samples-for-identification-and-examina. Constantly soggy soil can and often will cause root rot or other harmful or deadly plant diseases. There are still some healthy looking ones in the row and on the other side of my garden where i planted some Elaeagnus they are all fine. Wash your spirit clean.". Grows well in most any landscape situation. All are fall prunings from my yard. Zone 7b (occasional low 7ºF). I am always seeking to understand what makes certain outdoor spaces so comfortable or uplifting. Evergreen varieties with colourful leaves. Common Reasons for a Plant Dropping Leaves. The flowers appear in the autumn and are creamy white. Not only will this help to protect the container plant from any verticillium wilt, but it's also a great way of suppressing weeds and preparing the ground for your new hedge planting. Sku #3190. In the meantime you could try putting some container plants there to fill the void? In the two photos below, taken in April, the new foliage emerges silvery gray/green. With this platform I explore the many inspirations behind good gardens—beauty, nature, ideas from travel, garden tours, journeys (trails), plant composition, spacial design, natural ecosystems, etc. ‘Gilt Edge’ is a shrub that grows three to four metres tall and almost as wide. i planted an elaeagnus hedge last autumn and this spring the plants are gradually turning yellow and the leaves drooping. It can fix Nitrogen. It blooms in fall, and the tiny white flowers, so inconspicuous on the undersides of leaves, have a lovely fragrance. Do let us know how you get on.Katy, Thanks Katy,I had a fear it may be verticillium wilt but wasn't sure how to test for it. It is in leaf all year, in flower from October to January, and the seeds ripen from April to May. I have cut out all the damaged stems to see what new growth appears like. Elaeagnus 'Gilt Edge' flower under leaves, Oct 2016. E. x ebbingei itself has dark sea-green leaves with silvery scales underneath. Will start looking for willow alternative now. Is this natural? Do garden chores of fall...aromatherapy for free! Unfortunately, your photo did not come through. The shrubs are elaeagnus x ebbingei. Katy, So it would seem i'm going to have to replace with a resistant alternative and i like the idea of willow. Please do get a second opinion about your elaeagnus first though, it is difficult to be certain of the problem from one photograph, and I would hate you to do anything drastic unnecessarily! Birds are attracted to fruit. 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