Elaeagnus × ebbingei

Oleaster - Elaeagnus × ebbingei

Common Name: Oleaster
Genus: Elaeagnus
Species: × ebbingei

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Makes a good hedge

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 4.00 m (400 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 4.00 m (400 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Cream, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: October & November

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Lustrous dark green leaves with silvery undersides and fragrant creamy-white autumn flowers. This versatile, shade-tolerant evergreen shrub is equally at home in the shrub border or grown as an informal hedge. The plain green foliage is an excellent foil for ornamental or feature plants and for screening or linking areas of the garden.

  • Garden care: To keep hedging specimens tidy, in late summer cut back long or misplaced shoots using secateurs. Remove any plain green-leaved shoots as soon as they appear, cutting them back to the origin.

  • Goes well with: Choisya ternata, Garrya elliptica, Sarcococca confusa, Hedera hibernica 'Sagittifolia', Geranium macrorrhizum 'Album', Galanthus nivalis.

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