Elaeagnus × submacrophylla

oleaster (syn Elaeagnus × ebbingei )

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12lt pot (0.8-1m) £69.99
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Buy Elaeagnus × submacrophylla oleaster (syn Elaeagnus × ebbingei ): Great as an informal hedge

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: October and November
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Lustrous, dark green leaves with silvery undersides and fragrant, creamy-white autumn flowers. This versatile, shade-tolerant, evergreen shrub is equally at home in the shrub border or grown as an informal hedge. The plain green foliage is an excellent foil for ornamental or feature plants and for screening or linking areas of the garden. It also tolerates dry soil and salt-laden winds.

  • Garden care: To keep hedging specimens tidy in late summer cut back long or misplaced shoots using secateurs. Remove any plain green-leaved shoots as soon as they appear, cutting them back to the origin.

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Low maintenance, hardy, reasonably attractive.

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I have an Oleaster Elaeagnus× ebbingei which I want to grow to about 3 metres in height in a container. I currently have it in a 10 litre pot and it is just over a metre in height. What size pot would be large enough for it to grow to about 3 metres?

Onthewater

Hello there You are going to need a really large pot, something like a 100lt to have such a large specimen. But don't pot it from a 10lt into a pot this size straight away, I would repot it as it grows, in stages into a larger pot each time. Hope this helps

We bought 6 elaeagnus two years ago for a south-west terrace facing Gosport. They have done extremely well but I had noticed cobwebs at the foot of the plants in the containers and this year leaves are curling up, full of whitish eggs making the leaves very sticky. We cut back quite drastically the worse affected and new leaves are sprouting. Is this due to the wet spring weather? Could a solution with washing up liquid be sufficient? Any advice?

Spinnaker

Hello, It is difficult to give advice on how best to tackle to problem without first knowing exactly what might be causing it. These plants are pretty robust and rarely suffer from pests, but they may occasionally get Elaeagnus Sucker. These small yellowish-brown insects tend to colonise the shoot tips rather than the base of the plant, but they do exude sticky honeydew. heavy infeststions can be treated with a systemic insecticide.

Helen

Hedging and Osmanthus plants Dear Crocus, I am looking for two Osmanthus burkwoodii plants but notice on your website that you only offer them for sale in 2 litre size. Do you have any larger Osmanthus burkwoodii plants? I am also looking for suggestions on which plants would make a good hedge. I am looking for something hardy, able to stand the frost, evergreen, not poisonous to horses and if possible, not just green possibly red / purple or variegated, any thoughts? Also, as these plants are grown in Surrey, will they be suitable to grow in the Scottish Borders? Many thanks, Jane

Janey Mitch

Hello Jane, I'm afraid we have all the plants we sell displayed on our website so we do not sell larger sizes of the Osmanthus. As for the hedging, if you click on the link below it will take you to our full range of hedging plants. Unfortunately we do not have anything that meets all your criteria, but if you click on the smaller images it will give you a lot more information on hardiness levels (fully hardy means they can cope with the weather in Scotland) as well as leaf colour etc. Unfortunately though I do not have a list of plants which are not poisonous to horses, but your local vet may be able to help you with this. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/hedging/plcid.30/ Best regards, Helen Plant Doctor

Crocus Helpdesk

Screening in pots Hi there I'm looking for screening ideas. I'm having a raised deck built and I would like some privacy from the neighbours, can any of the hedges be grown in troughs?

Michael Mullen

Hello There, Many of the hedging plants can be grown in really large pots, as long as you make sure the plants are kept really well fed and watered. The following are some of the best options. Photinia, Elaeagnus, Prunus laurocerassus, Pyracantha and Phyllostachys I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

Crocus Helpdesk

What tough plants can I grow in big pots? I am looking for plants to fill up some outdoor planters facing a carpark. I want something tough please - can you give me 2 to 3 options?

Fung

There are several plants that will be suitable for growing in your containers. Below I have listed plants that are quite low maintenance and tough - just on the links below to access my suggestions:- Elaeagnus http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.elaeagnus/?s=elaeagnus Aucuba http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.aucuba/?s=aucuba Euonymus http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/euonymus-fortunei-emerald-gaiety/classid.3820/ Fatsia japonica http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/fatsia-japonica-/classid.3840/ Buxus http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.buxus/?s=buxus Skimmia http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.skimmia/?s=skimmia

Crocus

Which plants are Deer proof? I want a list of Deer proof plants please. It`s either a change in habitat or environment, but I get total devastation now and in the last two years they come up the drive.

david

Deer can be a real problem and deer proof plants are usually thorny, poisonous or simply taste awful, but it is hard to give a definitive list as you might get the odd deer with unusual tastes which might like the bitter taste! Below is a list of good plants that generally are quite successful though. Cornus varieties, Rhus, Sophora, Solanum, Berberis, Rosemary, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Ilex, Pyracantha, Garrya, Juniperus, Nandina, Elaeagnus, Aralia, Aucuba, Cortaderia, Yucca, Santolina, Hypericum, Myrtle, Vinca, Achillea, Digitalis, Echinacea and Dryopteris. Finally, fencing is one method to protect garden crops from deer. Since deer jump, you need an 8-foot fence for best results or stout chicken-wire fencing securely around smaller garden plots. Alternatively, fence the area with a thorny shrub, preferably something that will grow to at least 6 feet. Deer eat roses and some thorns but hawthorn, boxwood and holly will exclude them. Deer are also deterred by dogs, hanging aluminum foil, mirrors, wood that hits objects in the wind and other noise-makers. Some old-fashioned repellents are human hair and blood and bonemeal. Hanging bars of fragrant deodorant soap from branches may work. Other well-known deer repellents are mothballs or moth flakes spread on the ground or put in mesh bags for hanging in a tree. Unfortunately though, no repellent is 100 percent effective, especially if the deer population is high and deer are starving.

Crocus

What can I plant in a pot? I am having problems with hooligans throwing stones at my patio windows. Can you suggest a small tree or shrub that will grow to around 2 - 2.5m high that can be placed in a large pot in front of the windows to help deter them?

peter davies

There are a couple of plants that should form a good evergreen screen - here are some of the best. You can click on the link below each plant name to find out more about that particular one. Bamboo http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?ParentCategoryID=301&ValueID=&ValueID=&x=38&y=8 Choisya ?? dewitteana 'Aztec Pearl' http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/shrubs/choisya-%C3%97-dewitteana-aztec-pearl/classid.823/ Viburnum tinus http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/shrubs/viburnum-tinus-/classid.4482/Elaeagnus http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/results/?q=elaeagnus

Crocus

What can I plant that the deers won't eat? What types of plants do deer not like? If you could help me out I could greatly appreciate it.

Kelly L. Sliker

Deer can be a real problem and deer proof plants are usually thorny, poisonous or simply taste awful. It is hard to give a definitive list as you might get the odd deer with unusual taste which might like a bitter taste, but the following is a list of plants that generally are quite successful. Cornus varieties, Rhus, Sophora, Solanum, Berberis, Rosemary, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Ilex, Pyracantha, Garrya, Juniperus, Nandina, Eleagnus, Aralia, Aucuba, Cortaderia, Yucca, Santolina, Hypericum, Myrtle, Vinca, Achillea, Digitalis, Echinacea and Dryopteris. Finally fencing is one method to protect garden crops from deer. Since deer jump, you need an 8-foot fence for best results or stout chicken-wire fencing securely around smaller garden plots. Alternatively, fence the area with a thorny shrub, preferably something that will grow to at least 6 feet. Deer do eat roses and some other thorns but hawthorn, boxwood and holly tend to keep them out. Deer are also deterred by dogs, hanging aluminum foil, mirrors, wood that hits objects in the wind and other noise-makers. Some old-fashioned repellents are human hair and blood and bonemeal. Hanging bars of fragrant deodorant soap from branches may work. Other well-known deer repellents are mothballs or moth flakes spread on the ground or put in mesh bags for hanging in a tree. Unfortunately though, no repellent is 100 percent effective, especially if the deer population is high and deer are starving.

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