//Elaeagnus x ebbingei Compacta (9cm)
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Elaeagnus x ebbingei Compacta (9cm)


9cm Elaeagnus x ebbingei Compacta plants.

A very economical way to get a fast growing hedge on the go. They may be small now but these 9cm Elaeagnus x ebbingei Compacta plants will soon be romping away, bushing out, and forming a decent hedge that’s made to last. The ideal option if you don’t need that ‘instant hedge’ right away.

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION: We don’t believe the height of our hedging plants to be of huge importance when we make them available for sale. In fact we trim all of our hedging plants several times a year to promote a bushy plant, that will be ready to form a decent hedge right away. Height isn’t everything – while a 2 litre plant could easily be 1m tall without trimming, this ‘leggy’ specimen wouldn’t be the kind of plant that you want for a hedge. A trimmed one with multiple shoots, will establish as a hedge much more quickly, and we therefore believe shape and bushiness to be real signs of quality, rather than current plant height.

A per plant discount is available for bulk purchases of 9cm Elaeagnus x ebbingei Compacta hedging plants. This discount will be applied in your basket if applicable (begins at 10+ plants).


Product Description

Ideal height: 1.5m-2.5m/4ft-8ft
Growth rate: 90-120cm/3-4ft a year once established
Position & planting: plant 60cm/2ft apart; well-drained soil in sun-heavy shade
Perfect for… exposed coastal locations

Elaeagnus x ebbingei Compacta forms a neater, more compact hedge than its very close relative Elaeagnus x ebbingei, and is ideal for hedges up to 2.5m/8ft.

It grows around 1-1.2m/3-4ft a year once established, looks great on Cornish walls and is good for smaller gardens. Besides forming a more compact hedge, many of its other characteristics, including its nitrogen fixing capabilities, are in line with its relative Elaeagnus x ebbingei. It is an evergreen, hardy, salt-wind tolerant hedging plant that will grow very close to the sea.

Plants should be planted around 60cm/2ft apart from one another for a fairly quick forming hedge, and it will grow well in any well drained soil, even poor, dry soils, as it is particularly drought tolerant, and can be positioned in anything from full sun to heavy shade.