Silverberry Oleaster Hedging – Elaeagnus Ebbingei


Elaeagnus Ebbingei, also known as Oleaster or Silverberry, is a superb hedging plant. It’s celebrated for its attractive, silver-tinted leaves, robust growth and adaptability, making it an excellent option for a diverse range of settings throughout the UK.


Oleaster Hedging (Elaeagnus Ebbingei)

Elaeagnus Ebbingei, also known as Oleaster or Silverberry, is a superb hedging plant. It’s celebrated for its attractive, silver-tinted leaves, robust growth and adaptability, making it an excellent option for a diverse range of settings throughout the UK.

Why Oleaster Makes a Great Hedge Choice

Versatile and Hardy: Oleaster is exceptionally versatile and hardy, making it suitable for a wide variety of soil types and weather conditions. This robustness makes it a practical choice for hedges in challenging locations.

Attractive Appearance: The silver-tinted, glossy foliage of the Oleaster provides year-round interest and beauty. The leaves are contrasted with small, fragrant white flowers in autumn, which are often followed by orange berries.

Fast Growing and Easy to Maintain: Oleaster is a fast-growing plant, enabling quick establishment of the hedge. It also responds well to pruning, making it easy to maintain the desired shape and height.

Comparison to Other Hedging Options

Compared to other hedging plants, Oleaster offers some unique benefits:

Tolerance to Various Conditions: Oleaster can tolerate coastal conditions, pollution, and even shade, making it more adaptable than many other hedging species.

Unique Aesthetics: The unique silver-green foliage of Oleaster sets it apart from most other hedging plants, providing a unique visual appeal.

Wildlife Friendly: The fragrant flowers and berries of the Oleaster attract a variety of birds and pollinators, enhancing the biodiversity of your garden.

Oleaster Hedging in the UK Climate

Oleaster thrives in the UK’s temperate climate. Its resilience to a wide range of temperatures, light conditions and soil types makes it an excellent choice for hedging across the country.

Features or Requirements

While Oleaster is generally tolerant, it thrives best in well-drained soil and in locations that enjoy full sun to partial shade. It can tolerate poor soil and even drought once established. However, to promote its vigorous growth and brilliant foliage, a regular feed with a general-purpose fertiliser is beneficial.


In summary, Elaeagnus Ebbingei, or Oleaster, is an exceptional choice for hedging, offering a unique blend of attractive silver-tinted foliage, fast growth, and robust resilience. Its adaptability to the UK climate and easy maintenance requirements make it a practical and eye-catching addition to gardens. With its fragrant flowers and wildlife-attracting features, Oleaster adds a dynamic dimension to your garden, making it a preferred choice for many garden enthusiasts.


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Foliage Type



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Water Requirement

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Growth Height

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Growth Speed

Moderate Growth

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