Oleaster Compacta Hedge Plants

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Misc 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
Also Good Fragrant

Elaegnus x ebbingei / submacrophylla Compacta

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3 Litre Pot Stock = 14 £14.88Stock = 14 £13.98
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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).

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    Small boxes

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    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Small box

    (Bareroots up to


    including VAT per order


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    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Medium box

    (Pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)


    including VAT per order


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  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of bareroot
    plants and trees over 1.2
    metres in height) the
    following charge will always


    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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