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Oleaster Trees

Oleaster trees, with standout varieties such as Limelight Oleaster, Compact Oleaster, and Silverberry Oleaster, offer a unique combination of visual appeal, growth efficiency, and ease of care, making them a preferred choice for gardeners and landscape designers alike. These varieties provide the perfect solution for those looking to enhance their outdoor spaces with trees that are not only beautiful but also functional and adaptable.

Robust Growth and Aesthetic Charm
Oleaster trees are celebrated for their robust growth and dense foliage, which make them excellent options for creating privacy and adding structure to garden landscapes. The Limelight Oleaster is particularly noted for its variegated leaves that bring a splash of light to any setting, while the Compact Oleaster is ideal for smaller spaces, offering the same dense foliage and privacy without overwhelming the garden. Silverberry Oleaster, on the other hand, shines with its silvery leaves and attractive berries, adding year-round interest to any outdoor space.

Low Maintenance and Environmental Benefits
Despite their lush appearance, Oleaster trees are surprisingly low maintenance. They are tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions and can thrive with minimal care, making them suitable for gardeners of all skill levels. Easy to prune, these trees can be effortlessly shaped to fit the aesthetic and structural needs of any landscape. Additionally, their low toxicity makes them a safe choice for gardens frequented by pets and children. Beyond their beauty, Oleaster trees provide valuable environmental benefits, including habitat for wildlife and the attraction of pollinators, thanks to their fragrant flowers.

Versatility in Landscaping
Oleaster trees are versatile in their use within landscape designs. Whether planted as standalone features, in rows for privacy screening, or as part of a mixed border, these trees add elegance and interest. The Compact Oleaster is particularly useful for creating defined spaces without requiring the room needed by larger trees, while the Limelight and Silverberry varieties can be used to create striking visual contrasts with their unique foliage and berries.

Available Forms and Uses
Available in forms suitable for hedging, as standalone trees, or even topiary, Oleaster varieties offer a range of options for garden and landscape design. Their adaptability and aesthetic appeal make them a popular choice for various settings, from residential gardens to commercial landscapes. Whether you’re looking to create a natural privacy screen, add decorative elements, or simply enjoy the natural beauty of these trees, Oleaster varieties provide a reliable and attractive solution.

Incorporating Oleaster trees into your landscape with Harrod Outdoors means choosing a blend of beauty, functionality, and ease of care. With their quick growth, dense foliage, and environmental benefits, Oleaster trees are an excellent addition to any garden, offering both privacy and a stunning visual display. Explore the unique qualities of Limelight, Compact, and Silverberry Oleaster trees and discover how they can transform your outdoor space into a lush, inviting oasis.

In our range of hedging, we have plants native from all around the world, in different sizes and colours and so it is important that you choose the best hedge for you and your garden. The hedging plants are available in different densities and root types, all which require different shadings and soil types that will affect the success growth rate of your hedge.

A common mistake by some customers is choosing a hedge purely based on its colours and appearance, without checking if the conditions of their garden are suitable for the hedging. This results in the hedging not growing well and the customer is left disappointed. For example, some gardens are more shaded and so hedging plants like Green Beech and Red Robin wouldn’t be ideal. There are also gardens in open areas where hedging like hornbeam won’t offer any wind protection and so a denser hedging like Leylandii would have been a better choice.

We are very proud of our design product filter on our store page that can help ensure you will receive the perfect hedge for you. The filter works by entering your garden’s information and then giving you the ideal hedging options that are guaranteed to grow well in your garden providing you maintain the hedge following our expert advice.

Hedging is a great alternative to fencing or brick walls for your garden because it adds more colour and nature to your garden, whilst being the most affordable option. Some of our smaller hedging plants can create a brilliant hedge for just under £100 and the hedging will last for years, providing you take our advice on how to maintain the hedge.

By using hedging as an alternative to brick walls and fencing for the boundaries of your garden, you can create the illusion of extra space and they can be used to create patterns and structures that will elevate your garden’s beauty.  The hedging, especially our denser species, will still offer amazing privacy for your garden, as well as wind and noise protection.

At Harrods Outdoor, we are passionate about the environment and will always encourage people to make their gardens as green as possible to help our planet and our local wildlife. Planting hedging is a great way to do this as it can provide food and shelter for birds and insects, especially for those in an urban area where the wildlife may struggle to find a home.

Including hedging to your garden can also increase both the appearance and value of your property, as research shows property has a higher price on roads containing hedging and trees. The use of it in a landscaped garden can also attract more buyers for your home.

The technique of planting hedging will differ slightly depending on the root type and the species, but often the process is the same and not too difficult. We have created these step by step instructions below to help you with the process, but as always if you have any further questions feel free to email or ring us for our help.

  1. Mark out the area where you want to plant your hedge, you can work this out by using the number of hedging plants you have and dividing it by our recommended plants per meter.
  2. When you have the chosen length of your hedge, mark it out with a bit of string so you have a straight line.
  3. Then mark out the width of you hedge, this is usually just double the width of your root system.
  4. Once you happy with how the markings look, you can dig out your trench. When digging, it’s important to dig down about double the depth of the roots of the hedging.
  5. If you can, you should enrich your soil with good organic matter and nutrients (compost, manure or a fertilising mixture will work well). This isn’t mandatory but is highly recommend for healthy strong root growth.
  6. Pack your soil down so that when you add your plants, their stems will start right where the soil starts. Be sure to remove any air pockets during this process to avoid any front damage to the plants during winter.
  7. Now add your plants, remembering to use our planting density recommendation to ensure your roots have enough space to grow without disturbing the neighbouring plants.
  8. Add the soil back around the plants so they are buried nicely underground.
  9. Finally, you should water the plants, which will help them to root into the ground faster and push any remaining air pockets to the surface, removing the risk of frost.

After care is just as important as this planting process, you need to to ensure that you plants are well watered for the first year or two until the roots go deep enough to maintain enough water by themselves. You can also add more nutrients like bone meal through the first few years to ensure the hedging has a strong growth, but if your soil is already rich in nutrients, this won’t be needed.

With bare root plants it is important to ensure that when you are planting the hedge, the ground is not frozen and if there is a delay when you’re planting them, ensure they are kept warm and the roots are kept moist. When you plant bare root hedging it is a good idea to coat the roots in a rooting gel to help the plant roots grow faster at the start of the growing season. This gel or powder can be found on https://www.ebay.co.uk,  https://www.amazon.co.uk or many garden centres as well. When planting root balls you don’t have to move the burlap or net packaging around the roots you can just plant them how they are as the burlap will dissolve over time and decay into nothing but more food for the plant.

As well as this, the planting density should always be correct because roots need enough space to absorb enough nutrients, vitamins and water, but don’t plant them too far away also as you will lose the appearance of a thick hedge. We have provided a recommended planting density for you to follow for each product to ensure you get the best growth possible.

Our larger specimens typically have a lower planting density, around 2 or 3 plants per metre. But for our smaller plants we recommend the planting density to be around 5 to 7 plants per metre. This is because our bigger plants cover a much larger area so there are fewer needed to create the ideal thick hedge you desire. Our larger plants are slightly more expensive than our smaller ones, but it is noteworthy that you will need to plant less larger plants per meter so you can save money by buying less plants in the first place.

 

 

We are proud of our efficient delivery service of our hedging, where we take the time to water and feed the plants before they are packaged for delivery to ensure the plants are of the highest standard whilst still keeping our prices low. We always have multiple people working on our website and phones to ensure our customers are always updated and able to have their questions heard. We are also proud of our eco-friendly standards, in which we make sure we re-use our pots, reducing our use of single-use products. Harrods Outdoor actively supports Ecosia, https://www.ecosia.org/, a search engine that funds the planting of trees across the planet to counter the effects of deforestation.