With moving further into autumn, at Arundel Aboretum hedge nursery, in Arundel, West Sussex our stock is fully prepared. This is often the time when our customers start to plan their autumn planting. The autumn and winter is an excellent time to plant new trees and shrubs, as they can establish over the autumn and winter months and require less maintenance.
Planting a new hedge is a job ideal for the autumn and winter months. We have an excellent selection of plants in stock at our hedge nursery to create an instant hedge. This month, we are looking at Elaeagnus x ebbingei and all the benefits this particular plant brings.
Elaeagnus x ebbingei is a very hardy, salt tolerant evergreen shrub. Small, highly scented white flowers appear in the autumn. These are followed by small orange fruits in the spring. Its dark green leaves have a silver underside, which creates a silver-green shimmering effect when the leaves are caught in the wind. It has an eventual height and spread of 2.5 – 4m. Depending upon overall care and maintenance, you should be able to get 40-60cm growth per growing season.
Where to Plant
Elaeagnus x ebbingei can be planted in the following positions:
- Coastal – it is an exceptionally good plant for coastal areas
However, it does not like:
- Very alkaline soils
It is recommended that pruning be undertaken in April and May.
At Arundel Arboretum hedge nursery, we have an excellent selection of Elaeagnus x ebbingei in stock. We shall look forward to your visit, when our knowledgeable staff will be able to assist you with your purchase.
For more hedge options have a look at our hedging & screening page full of plenty of helpful information.