Elaeagnus Pungens Disease
I have a well established hedge of Eleagnus Pungens which is the last two years has been attacked by some sort of bug/disease. There is a miniscule white dust/mite on the leaves and they are quite sticky. Clouds of this comes off if a branch is shaken. The leaves develop a stickly black type o mould and the hedges seems to be dying from the inside out. I have sprayed with various things, fed it and watered, none of which is the norm for Elaeagnus, but nothing has worked and it's dropping leaves so fast - they turn yellow and drop - that I think I'm am going to lose it completely. Any help would be gratefully received.
- 11 Jul, 2008