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Re: Elaeagnus 'Quicksilver'

Message from Flora Poste

In forum: Pests, diseases and invasive biosecurity risks

Mine too. The leaves are drooping and withering on the plant, highest first - all very sudden. I wonder if on my clay the roots have rotted in the wet and now are struggling to take up moisture. I've just put the hose on it. It's a big old plant, well established. Will report back.

  • Posted: Mon. 13th August 2012 12:50

Re: Elaeagnus 'Quicksilver'

Message from Sarah Cotter Craig

In forum: Pests, diseases and invasive biosecurity risks

Thank you, it sounds like sun scorch to me, I will keep an eye on it. Sarah

  • Posted: Mon. 13th August 2012 07:53

Re: Elaeagnus 'Quicksilver'

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Pests, diseases and invasive biosecurity risks

They are drought resistant, could the recent rains be contributing to the leaf drop? If the leaves are turning yellow then it is excessive water, if they are getting brown and crisp then it is sun scorch with not enough moisture, sometimes if the older leaves are dropping then it is a natural course of events. They are pretty tough plants.

  • Posted: Sat. 11th August 2012 15:23

Elaeagnus 'Quicksilver'

Question from Sarah Cotter Craig

In forum: Pests, diseases and invasive biosecurity risks

My Elaeagnus 'Quicksilver' has started to droop rapidly over he last couple of days. The leaves are very faintly mottled and it looks as if it is dying. Has anyone else suffered from this problem.

  • Posted: Sat. 11th August 2012 10:27

Can I grow multi stem shrubs as single stem?

Question from CD

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Due to paths, fencing and tight space I have grown some of my shrubs like tall Hebe, Forsythia and Pieris as single or double stem plants, pruning back all other stems or side shoots until a height of 3 or 4ft so that they grow much like a small tree or a Standard with a clear stemmed 'trunk', though not so formally shaped as Standards.

I'd like to know if anyone thinks this technique would work on any of the following multi-stemmed or normally bushy plants;
Elaeagnus 'Quicksilver'
Enkianthus campanulatus
Amelanchier Lamarkii 'ballerina'
Viburnum, Osmanthus
Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo' (Ninebark)
Philadelphus (Mock Orange)
Flowering Current
Coloured stem Dogwoods
Escallonia
Aucuba (Laurel)

For vigorous growers I will also need to restrict the 'canopy' height to 9ft and the spread to 5ft max, often much less.

My garden is mainly but not exclusively acid soil, some of it clay, some loam, reasonable drainage and moisture. Half the plants will be for partial shade in a slightly sheltered North and East area, the others are for full sun /light shade in a windy South and West area.

Thanks to anyone with tips, hearing of failures may be just as useful as hearing of successes.

  • Posted: Wed. 8th April 2009 11:05