These Elaeagnus ebbingei hedge plants are all 2ft (60cm) and are growing in 7lt pots so they come packed with roots ready to establish quickly in your garden after planting. As a smaller size of Elaeagnus, these are a more affordable option for planting a smaller hedge that will grow up to the desired height.
Elaeagnus hedge plants have large leathery green leaves with a silvery underside, is evergreen and produces small white flowers in late autumn, which although not particularly noticeable, are highly scented on warm autumn days. It also produces small berries in the spring, which is where it derives its alternative name of the Russian Olive (please do not eat them though as they are poisonous to humans).
Elaeagnus hedge plants will grow relatively quickly and are ideal for making a small to medium size hedge up to 6ft (180cm) in height. They will put on around 1-1.5ft (30-45cm) in height annually if left untrimmed but the upwards growth will slow when it has been trimmed at the required level and is very easy to maintain with an annual clipping. It is a hardy evergreen shrub used extensively inland and is also commonly found in coastal gardens due to its tolerance of salt and strong winds winds which is why it is commonly planted along the south coast overlooking the sea often on quite poor soil.
We would recommend planting these Elaeagnus hedge plants 60cm (2ft) apart (stem to stem, as shown in the photograph) which is the correct distance for planting to create a good hedge. Although they will grow on most soils and is very tolerant of sunshine and shade, we would advise using a good planting compost to give your plants the best chance of establishment. if they are being planted during the warmer months of the year, it is important to water your hedge properly during its first year of establishment and this is best done using leaky hose. If in doubt about what sort of aftercare you need for your Elaeagnus hedge plants, contact us and talk to us and we will always advise you whats best.