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Ebbingei Elaeagnus is a shrub and is also an evergreen; it can grow anything up to 5 meters high and also the same in width. Some people plant it under trees and when they do it will adopt the habit of semi-climbing and ends up making its way to and into the bottom branches. When it comes to pruning it is very tolerant, and keeping it smaller is easy. If you are looking to grow it into a hedge then you can create a hedge that is 1.5 meters tall and 45cm wide, although, this is rather extreme, however, if you want a hedge that is better you will need to give it at least a 1 meter width. Like all plants growth in their 1st year is the hardest, once the ebbingel shrub has settled down new growth in a year or more can be anything from 75 cm or more.

Likes Most Conditions

The ebbingei shrub can live in almost any condition and grows well in Lancashire; the only thing that is not recommended is an area that becomes water-logged. Drained soil is what it prefers, and when in this environment it can flourish. This shrub is also capable of growing in very poor soils; it will grow in dry soils as well as being drought resistant. It likes the full sun as well as the shade, and in some places it has been planted under mature pine trees which had initially been planted as protection from maritime winds.

It doesn’t take the Elaeagnus long to fill in gaps, and act as a shelter from strong winds. Many plants establish themselves successfully on Cornish drystone walls and they also provide wind protection in Lancashire. When this shrub is exposed to maritime exposure it is very resistant and also from winds that are laden with salt. This shrub has no problems living by the sea and this would also create protection from the wind when grown in the right places next to the sea.

Not Great For Cold Weather

The Elaeagnus shrub is a hardy plant in areas such as Lancashire that are temperate, and they are not really suited for cold weather. Although, these shrubs are suited to areas that are milder, the further north you go the less likely they are to fruit. These plants are considered to be hardy up to around 200C although this figure is arbitrary, the cold hardiness and other factors will also play a part in the survival of this shrub, which includes exposure and wetness.

This Shrub Grows Well In Lancashire

The Elaeagnus shrub is not that difficult to grow in Lancashire. They are rather resistant to honey fungus, and the only things that really effect the growth of the shrub is slugs as they eat the young shoots on small plants. These plants are not attacked by insects, diseases or pests. However, it does seem to suffer from whole branches dying out when there is no apparent reason, what has been found when this shrub is grafted onto the E. Multiflora which is a deciduous plant. Therefore, if you want to grow plants of this type you need to make sure that the plants bought are grown on their own roots and from cuttings. If there are any dead branches then they too should be removed completely from the plant. Alternatively, you can get in touch with the experts at World of Hedges and we can provide you specimens of the highest quality and advise on planting and maintenance of your new hedge.