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Oleaster Compacta Hedge Plants

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Elaeagnus C submacrophylla Compacta

Oleaster Hedge Plants
  • Formerly known as Elaeagnus x ebbingei
  • Glossy, deep evergreen leaves
  • Sun or partial shade
  • Fully hardy, grows on the coast
  • Small, scented white flowers in autumn
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Disease resistant
  • Vigorous but tidy
  • To 1.5m
  • Pot Grown: Year Round Delivery
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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).