Compact Oleaster Trees – Elaeagnus Ebbingei Compacta


Elaeagnus Ebbingei Compacta, also known as Compact Oleaster Trees, are a brilliant selection from the Elaeagnus family, notable for their compact growth habit. Known for their charming, sturdy foliage and flexible form, they present a wonderful tree choice for various gardening styles in the UK.

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Compact Oleaster Trees (Elaeagnus Ebbingei Compacta)

Elaeagnus Ebbingei Compacta, also known as Compact Oleaster Trees, are a brilliant selection from the Elaeagnus family, notable for their compact growth habit. Known for their charming, sturdy foliage and flexible form, they present a wonderful tree choice for various gardening styles in the UK.

Why Compact Oleaster Makes a Great Tree Choice

Dense Foliage: Compact Oleaster Trees feature lush, compact foliage, boasting silvery-green leaves that offer visual interest throughout the year.

Versatile Form: Whether employed as full standard trees, pleached trees, or as part of topiary, Compact Oleaster Trees offer a flexible form that can be adapted to suit specific garden styles or space constraints.

Tolerance and Resilience: These trees are celebrated for their robust resilience, capable of thriving in a variety of soil types and light conditions, and resilient to environmental stresses, including coastal and urban locations.

Comparison to Other Tree Options

Compact Oleaster Trees possess unique advantages over other tree choices:

Year-round Interest: Unlike many deciduous trees, Compact Oleasters retain their foliage all year, providing a constant source of interest with their beautiful foliage and delicate flowers followed by ornamental fruits.

Adaptability: Their resilience under varied conditions, including poor soils and coastal areas, gives them an advantage over more sensitive tree species.

Space-efficient: Thanks to their compact growth habit, Compact Oleaster Trees are an excellent choice for smaller gardens where space may be limited.

Compact Oleaster Trees in the UK Climate

Compact Oleasters are particularly well-suited to the UK’s temperate climate. Their hardiness allows them to endure cold weather and fluctuating light conditions, making them an ideal tree choice across the UK.

Features or Requirements

Compact Oleaster Trees prefer well-drained soils and enjoy full sun to partial shade conditions. While they are relatively low-maintenance, an annual application of a general-purpose fertiliser can encourage growth and enhance leaf vibrancy. Regular pruning can maintain their shape and promote denser growth.

Landscaping Potential

As full standard trees, Compact Oleasters are a striking visual presence, perfect for smaller gardens. Their dense foliage provides privacy and shade. As pleached trees, they can be used to create a living wall, ideal for screening without using much ground space. In topiary forms, Compact Oleasters can be shaped into a variety of styles to add architectural interest to any garden.


In conclusion, Elaeagnus Ebbingei Compacta, or Compact Oleaster Trees, are a great choice for a range of garden applications, particularly where space is at a premium. They offer an appealing blend of visual interest, robustness, and design flexibility, making them a versatile and attractive addition to UK gardens. Whether for privacy, screening, or aesthetic purposes, Compact Oleasters ensure year-round appeal and lasting beauty.

1. Style

Full Standard, Boxhead, Feathered, Multi Stem, Pleached, Half Standard Pleached, Umbrella, Half Standard, Espalier, Mini Standard, Ball, Cone, Spiral, Cube, Cloud Form, Cube Spiral, Cube Multiball, Cube Ball Cone, Pom-pom, Lollipop, Archway, Twisted Stem, Triple Lollipop, Multiball 2, Multiball 3, Dome, Cylinder, Pyramid, Cylindrical Dome, Twisted Stem, Unique, Bonsai, Instant Hedge, Instant Screen, Hedging Plants

Root Type

Pot Grown, Rootball, Bare Root


15-30cm, 30-50cm, 50-70cm, 70-90cm, 90-110cm, 110-130cm, 130-150cm, 150-170cm, 170-200cm, 200-230cm, 230-250cm, 250-270cm, 270-300cm, 300-350cm, 350-400cm, 400-450cm, 450-500cm, 500-600cm, 600-700cm, 10-20cm, 20-30cm, 30-40cm, 40-50cm, 50-60cm, 60-70cm, 70-80cm, 80-90cm, 90-100cm, 100-110cm, 110-120cm, 120-130cm, 130-140cm, 140-150cm

Stem Girth

4-6cm, 6-8cm, 8-10cm, 10-12cm, 12-14cm, 14-16cm, 16-18cm, 18-20cm, 20-22cm, 22-24cm, 24-26cm, 26-28cm, 28-30cm, 30-35cm, 35-40cm, 40-45cm, 45-50cm, 50-60cm, 60-70cm, N/A

Foliage Type



Not Native

Water Requirement

Moderate Watering

Growth Height

Medium Growing

Growth Speed

Moderate Growth

Costal Growing








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