Elaeagnus Ebbingei Compacta or Oleaster Compacta Elaeagnus Ebbingei are hardy, fast-growing evergreen shrubs excellent for hedging. The variety Compacta is, as the name suggests, more compact and dense than its close relatives, but shares all other noteworthy qualities with the rest of the Oleaster family. As a low-maintenance shrub with year-round interest, this evergreen plant is most useful in the garden.
Elaeagnus X Ebbingei Compacta has the dark green glossy foliage with a silvery sheen and an underside. The thick, leathery leaves are narrow and lanceolate, and stay unchanged throughout the seasons. The attractive foliage is complemented by a profusion of small fragrant white flowers in the autumn.
Height and Spread of Elaeagnus Ebbingei Compacta In 10 years, it is expected that Oleaster Compacta will grow to be up to 2.5 metres high, and with a spread of 2 metres. As it is smaller than other Oleaster varieties, this cultivar is a good choice for gardens with limited space available.
How Hardy Is Elaeagnus Ebbingei Compacta Versatile and adaptable, this evergreen shrub is fully hardy in the United Kingdom. Rarely affected by any serious pests and diseases.
How To Use Elaeagnus Ebbingei Compacta As an architectural plant. Oleaster Compacta is excellent for adding texture to the landscape, whether in a mixed shrub border or planted en masse, as a hedge. The dense, evergreen foliage will serve as a stunning backdrop to showier varieties and add structural value to the garden.
Although its lush foliage and unassuming blossoms make this variety exceptionally versatile and suitable for many gardens uses, Oleaster Compacta is best when planted en masse as a hedge. Plant individual cultivars spaced and 45 centimetres for a stunning dense hedge with multiple seasons of interest. Make sure to take a look at other hedging plants we offer.
How To Care For Elaeagnus Ebbingei Compacta Easy to grow and to care for, this evergreen shrub needs very little to thrive. It will be perfectly happy in any fertile, well-drained soil, and both in full sun and partial shade. Tolerates dry conditions.
Undemanding yet stunning, Oleaster Compacta will fit in in any landscape. With a dense, leathery foliage, as well as the rounded, upright habit, this evergreen shrub has many uses in the garden, with the most popular choices being hedges and mixed shrub borders.