Elaeagnus (Oleaster) Hedge Plants

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General Info Shrub, Wildlife Value
Area Coastal Areas, Exposed Windy Areas
Soil Well Drained, Acidic, Poor/Dry
Type Hedging, Screening
Ornamental Fragrant

Elaeagnus angustifolia

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60/80 cm Bareroot Out of Stock £3.48Out of Stock£2.88Out of Stock£2.52Out of Stock£2.28Out of Stock£2.16
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Elaeagnus Angustifolia Hedging

Elaeagnus angustifolia, Oleaster, is a big thorny shrub that thrives in poor soil by the sea and is able to grow on almost pure sand.
Elaeagnus angustifolia is good for hedges up to about 4 metres high.
You can also buy the evergreen Elaeagnus ebbingei, which is less hardy and has no thorns.

Elaeagnus angustifolia hedge plants are only delivered bareroot, during winter (Nov-March).
All our hedge plants are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).

Spacing an Elaeagnus angustifolia hedge:

Plant Elaeagnus angustifolia hedging at 3 plants per metre, 33cms apart.

General description of Elaeagnus angustifolia plants:

This is a hardy hedging plant for poor soils and windy sites on the coast. It is thorny and has silvery, fragrant foliage. The small, abundant yellow flowers aren't very showy, but they have a good scent that carries well. These mature into small silver-orange berries, which are edible, although they don't have much flavour and tend to be quickly picked off by birds. As a shrub, Oleaster is also good for small gardens. Oleaster's roots fix nitrogen, so it will thrive on the worst soils.

View our selection of coastal hedging plants or see our full range of hedging.

History & uses of Oleaster:

Common Names: Oleaster, Silver berry bush, Russian olive, Wild olive
Elaeagnus angustifolia's native range is from Russia to Iran, where its berries are dried, powdered and added to milk for drinking. It has been grown in Britain since the 1500s.

  • Small Box

    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Small box

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

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £100 inc VAT

  • Trees & Hedging

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

    £19.80

    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

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

    £75.00

    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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