Elaeagnus X Ebbingei Compacta (Compact form)
Frost, salt and wind hardy evergreen with silver leaves and fragrant little white flowers in autumn. Please contact us for stock availability and sizes.
Hardiness level Green
Frost, salt and wind hardy evergreen with silver leaves and fragrant little white flowers in autumn. Tremendously reliable plant. Best clipped as topiary, as a hedge to about 2 metres.
Best grown in any position in any soil. Perfect by the seaside but hardy almost anywhere. It flowers on old wood so fragrance is unaffected by clipping.
N.B. When clipping several plants with the same tool, have a bucket containing a 5% bleach solution and swish your blades around for 30 seconds between plants to sterilise them. This will help avoid the chance of cross contamination of disease.
As with all woody plants, plant high, exposing as much of the taper at the base of the trunk as possible. Allowing soil to accumulate round the base of a tree can be fatal. Keep very well watered when first planted.
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