Elaeagnus x Ebbingei, commonly known as Oleaster is a very popular, robust, fast growing evergreen that makes the most fantastic hedge. It is also tolerant of salt winds allowing it to thrive in coastal locations. The leaves are dark green with silver speckles and a silver underside. This mix of colours gives a silver shimmering effect when the leaves of an Elaeagnus hedge flutter in the wind. Elaeagnus / Oleaster produce small, fragrant, creamy-white flowers in Autumn and orange fruits in Spring. A versatile plant, an Elaeagnus hedge with its attractive foliage will provide a great backdrop for planted borders but is also useful as an attractive screen, growing up to 3-4 metres high.
Elaeagnus / Oleaster is an excellent choice for a fast growing evergreen hedge or screen with seasonal interest.