Oleaster

Oleaster hedging

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Oleaster (Elaeagnus x ebbingei) hedging plants have many features that make them ideal hedging plants for many garden types. Oleaster produces subtly fragrant white flowers in autumn and small orange fruits in spring but it is mainly known for its rich foliage which is dark green with silver speckles, also with silver undersides. 

This evergreen hedging plant is relatively fast growing but easy to maintain so you will have a lovely, dense hedge with not too much trouble. This hedging plant will provide year round interest and cover whilst also attracting wildlife. 

More Information

  • Berry Colour Orange
  • Deciduous No
  • Semi Evergreen No
  • Evergreen Yes
  • Flower Colour White
  • Grows Up To 4m
  • Has Berries Yes
  • Is Edible No
  • Native No
  • Intruder Proof No
  • Privacy Hedge Yes

Oleaster should be trimmed in late summer after flowering if you are forming a hedge. Simply trim out or cut back any diseased, longer or unruly shoots to retain the shaping. In addition, remove any plain green leaved shoots when they appear and cut back to where they emerge from the plant.

Pruning in late summer will however strip out the short spurs which bear fruit. If you wish to harvest the fruit or leave for the wildlife, then pruning should be conducted in mid-spring through April and May.

1. Select Root Type

Bare Root 

Bare roots are young plants that are only planted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). We lift bare root plants and despatch them during the planting season but they can be pre-ordered in summer to guarantee your stock. As they are cheaper to grow, they are one of our most affordable hedge planting options and the cheapest way to plant a hedge.

Root Ball 

Root ball plants are also seasonal stock as they can only be lifted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). These plants are scooped out of the ground like an ice-cream using machinery to keep their root system intact and wrapped in bio-degradable, hessian sacks.  They are mature plants that provide dense coverage very early on, ideal for when you need a thick hedge quickly. Root ball hedging plants give an instant effect and are a cheaper alternative to instant trough grown hedging. 

Pot Grown 

Pot grown plants can be planted year round and they are our mose convenient option of hedging plants. They come in a wide range of sizes, from 10cm to 2.5m so they're suitable for the majority of planting requirements. From small 2L shrubs to large 15L extra tall hedging, there will be a pot grown plant for any garden type. 

Instant Hedging 

Our Instant Hedging is grown in troughs or bags that measure 50cm-1 metre in length and carefully clipped during the growing season to create a dramatic, instant hedge effect. If you are looking for a quick fix or an instant impact, Instant Trough Grown hedging is the solution for you. 

2. Select Size & Quantity:

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  • Oleaster 20/30cm P9 Pot
    (Elaeagnus x ebbingei) Oleaster 60/90cm 5L pot
    20/30cm
    9cm Pot (P9) Pot Grown
    Price £4.99
    Planting Density:
    3 per metre
    Pre-order for Oct 2022
  • Oleaster 20/40cm 2L Pot
    (Elaeagnus x ebbingei) Oleaster 30/40cm 2L pot
    20/40cm
    2L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £7.99
    Planting Density:
    3 to 5 per metre
  • Oleaster 40/60cm 2L Pot
    (Elaeagnus x ebbingei) Oleaster 40/60cm 2L pot
    40/60cm
    2L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £8.99
    Planting Density:
    3 to 5 per metre
  • Oleaster 60/90cm 5L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    Oleaster 60/90cm 5L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    60/90cm
    5L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £20.99
    Planting Density:
    3 per metre
  • Oleaster 60/90cm 10L Pot
    (Elaeagnus x ebbingei) Oleaster 60/90cm 2L pot
    60/90cm
    10L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £36.99
    Planting Density:
    3 to 5 per metre
  • Oleaster 90/120cm 10L Pot
    (Elaeagnus x ebbingei) Oleaster 90/120cm 10L pot
    90/120cm
    10L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £39.99
    Planting Density:
    2 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £350.

  • Oleaster 100/120cm 90L 1 Metre Trough
    1m Trough Instant Hedging
    Price £299.99
    Planting Density:
    1 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £350.

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More Information
Berry ColourOrange
DeciduousNo
Semi EvergreenNo
EvergreenYes
Flower ColourWhite
Grows Up To4m
Has BerriesYes
Is EdibleNo
NativeNo
Intruder ProofNo
Privacy HedgeYes

Delivery Information

  • Orders £100 and over to mainland UK are delivered FREE for box deliveries
  • Our delivery lead time is currently within 3-5 days. *Some troughs and trees may take up to 14 days at present.
  • Orders under £100 to mainland UK £7.99 (box delivery).
  • Orders requiring a pallet delivery, free delivery over £300 or a £30 pallet charge if the order is under £300.
  • Bespoke deliveries that require a dedicated vehicle is a charge of £300 or free on orders over £1000.
  • We can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man, but the delivery cost will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on

For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £300 for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £300 please call or email us to agree a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page.

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Oleaster ( Elaeagnus x ebbingei) is a tough evergreen hedging plant and shrub suit almost any garden type, making it one of our favourite hedging shrubs. It has small but highly scented creamy white flowers in autumn followed by small orange fruits in spring so it is also widllife friendly.