Ebbing's Silverberry - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by carolhoganca
September 9, 2010
My Ebbing's Silverberry (Elaeagnus)leaves are turning yellow and falling (all but one branch). I've had it over a year with no problems.

Answer from NGA
September 9, 2010
Loss on an evergreen shrub is alarming! The most common cause is too much water, which can lead to root rot. Check to make sure the soil drains quickly and that you are not watering more often than once every 5-7 days. If you find mushy roots, overwatering is the problem root rot has set in. If the roots look healthy, cover them back up and water to settle the soil, then prune your shrub back to encourage healthy new growth. Hope it recovers soon!

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