Not the obvious choice when thinking about planting a new hedge but we think it's time Elaeagnus got the credit it deserves they really do make a wonderful hedge. The varieties we offer in Elaeagnus are evergreen. Their foliage tends to be scaly to the touch and mainly green in colour, although some varieties are rimmed in yellow and vice versa. As an extra added bonus Elaeagnus bear small fragrant flowers often followed by small juicy fruits.
Elaeagnus will tolerate pretty much any soil with the exception of shallow, chalky soils. It is drought tolerant and can even cope with clay soils.
Elaeagnus requires very little pruning as it is mainly grown as a loose hedge rather than a tightly knitted hedge - just prune to shape and cut out any unwanted branches.
As with most plants, Elaeagnus will benefit from a feed or you can mulch to offer nutrients as well.
- Elaeagnus x Ebbingei Compacta 9 Litre Pot£27.50Elaeagnus x Ebbingei Compacta are evergreen bushy dense shrubs with glossy grey green leaves and white fragrant flowers that smell divine in autumn, even though they are almost unseen beneath the leaves. Makes a great quick growing screening plant. Height now 120-130cm and 70-80cm wide. Monstrous specimen Learn More
- Elaeagnus x Ebbingei Limelight 15 Litre Pot£28.50
- Elaeagnus x Ebbingei Maryline15 Litre Pot£29.50Maryline is a new introduction and a striking plant. Olive green leaves are centrally marked yellow that brightens up as the year progresses. Silvery beneath with hidden highly scented flowers in autumn/winter.Slower growing form that keeps more compact and less prone to revertion Learn More