Oleaster Compacta Hedge Plants

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General Info Edible Fruit / Nuts, Shrub, Wildlife Value
Shade Full Sun, Partial Shade
Area Coastal Areas, Exposed Windy Areas, Scotland & The North
Soil Good, Well Drained, Acidic, Poor/Dry
Colour White/Cream
Type Evergreen, Hedging, Pot Grown
Ornamental Fragrant

Elaegnus x ebbingei / submacrophylla Compacta

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Elaeagnus × submacrophylla Compacta: Pot-Grown Oleaster Hedging

A somewhat dwarf version of Evergreen Oleaster, sharing all its great properties but only reaching about 1.5 metres. In our opinion, it should have an RHS Award of Garden Merit like its parent.

Browse our selection of Coastal hedging or our full range of hedging plants.

Delivery season: Bareroot plants are delivered during late autumn and winter, approximately November-March inclusive.

All of our hedge plants are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the pots aren't measured).


  • Evergreen, silvery grey/green leaves
  • Sun or light shade
  • Fully hardy
  • Great for poor soils and coastal sites
  • Small, strongly-scented white flowers in summer/autumn
  • Edible fruit
  • Disease resistant
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Technical RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Vigorous but only grows to 1.5m

Growing Oleaster Compacta

Any well drained soil, except solid chalk. Full sun is ideal, but light shade is not a problem. It thrives in poor soil and exposed coastal locations.

It is fully hardy, but may lose its normally evergreen leaves in harsh Scottish winters. This won't harm the plants, and they will grow back in Spring.

Spacing an Oleaster hedge: 3 plants per metre, 33 centimetres apart, is ideal.

Did You Know?

Formerly named Elaeagnus x ebbingei, the parent (which is identical apart from the size, and holds an RHS Award of Garden Merit) was hybridised in the 1920's from E. macrophylla and E. pungens (or perhaps E. x reflexa).

  • Small Box

    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)


    including VAT per order

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)


    including VAT per order

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)


    including VAT per order

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)


    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)


    including VAT per order

*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.

Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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