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Elaeagnus x ebbingei hedge plants

Oleaster hedging

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Elaeagnus × ebbingei, or Elaeagnus × submacrophylla hedge plants are also known by their common name Oleaster and make for a delightful evergreen hedge. The green foliage of Elaeagnus × ebbingei hedge plants bears small silver spots and silvery-white undersides, creating a silver-green shimmering effect. Oleaster hedges produce highly scented flowers in the autumn and orange berries in the spring, giving unusual seasonal interest, as the flowers and berries normally appear in the reverse order.

  • Best Features: Silvery-green evergreen foliage, spring orange berries, wildlife-friendly, autumn flowers, year-round interest
  • Ideal For Hedges: 1m - 4m high
  • Growth Rate: Fast | 40-60cm a year
  • Position: Any normal or dry soil, full shade to sunny, coastal (very good at the coast) and inland exposure, avoid wet sites.
  • Also Consider: Portuguese Laurel for an evergreen hedge with a slightly different foliage colour to Elaeagnus × ebbingei, or take a look at our coastal hedging plants range for more inspiration.
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ImageRoot TypeHeight NowExtra InfoNo Per
Oleaster 20/30cm 9cm Pot
Oleaster 20/30cm 9cm Pot

Pot Grown
9cm Pot (P9)



3 to 5






Oleaster 20/40cm 2L Pot
Oleaster 20/40cm 2L Pot

Pot Grown
2L Pot


3 to 5






Oleaster 40/60cm 5L Pot
Oleaster 40/60cm 5L Pot

Pot Grown
5L Pot








Oleaster 60/90cm 5L Pot
Oleaster 60/90cm 5L Pot

Pot Grown
5L Pot








Oleaster 90/120cm 10L pot
Oleaster 90/120cm 10L pot

Pot Grown
10L Pot


Free delivery over £350 Find Out More







Oleaster 120/140cm 35L Pot
Oleaster 120/140cm 35L Pot

Pot Grown
35L Pot


Free delivery over £350 Find Out More







Oleaster hedge (Elaeagnus × ebbingei hedge plants) description

A spectacular evergreen, Elaeagnus hedging is admired for its fragrant, bell-shaped, small white flowers. It grows orange berries which, unusually, are produced in the spring as opposed to the autumn, against bronze coloured stems. Oleaster hedges have wonderful grey or silvery-green foliage and make a marvellous garden hedge, providing year-round cover and interest to wildlife.

Best uses for Elaeagnus hedging

A useful coastal hedging plant, Oleaster is a hardy variety and will suit all but very cold and wet sites, growing best in a shady spot. An attractive bushy shrub, Elaeagnus × ebbingei makes a great windbreak, noise barrier and quick-growing screen, whilst providing seasonal interest.

Combine Elaeagnus × ebbingei hedge plants with

An Oleaster hedge looks fantastic when planted alone, although you can also compliment Elaeagnus × ebbingei with other shrubs for hedging to create a tapestry effect.

Growth rate of Elaeagnus × ebbingei hedging

Elaeagnus × ebbingei hedge plants are fast-growing and can achieve approximately 40-60cm per year. An Oleaster hedge is perfect for heights up to 4m.

Care advice for Oleaster hedges

Elaeagnus × ebbingei hedge plants are low maintenance and do not require any routine trimming. However, should you wish to shape your Oleaster hedge, this should be carried out in autumn and any diseased, damaged or dead shoots should be cut away in mid-spring. Please view our Hedging Care Advice page for further information.

Recommended planting density for Elaeagnus hedging

For information on planting density, specific to your Oleaster hedge, please see the product table. In the 'No. Per Metre' column, you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type.

Elaeagnus hedging plants are available to purchase year-round as pot grown plants, as well as instant trough grown hedging units.

Overall, the majority of our Elaeagnus × ebbingei hedge plants are grown by our UK experts who are extremely skilled in nursery growing. On the rare occasion that we do source our plants from outside of the UK, we endeavour to make certain our suppliers cannot be beaten on quality. At best4hedging, we strive to make sure that your Elaeagnus hedging arrives in the freshest condition and that it is of the highest quality, all whilst maintaining our terrific prices. Rest assured, you can buy Elaeagnus × ebbingei hedge plants online with complete confidence.

Delivery Time - Please note that delivery times are currently 2-7 days. *Some troughs, trees and premium products may take up to 14 days delivery.

Free Delivery - The majority of orders over the minimum order values shown below are delivered FREE to UK Mainland. Please note, we are unable to deliver to N.I. and the Republic of Ireland.   (Exceptions apply - see Delivery Areas)

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min. order
free delivery



pot grown
& topiary




planting essentials

standard box delivery


bare roots up to 1.2m


pot size up to and including 7.5L

(min qty 12)


ornamental & fruit trees

all tools, irrigation, canes & mulch matting

tall box delivery


bare roots 1.2m+







pallet delivery




pot size 10L & above,  root ball & topiary


(min qty 3)



pleached trees delivery







All pleached trees



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