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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Elaeagnus × ebbingei 'Compacta'
Elaeagnus can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or small trees, with simple, often silvery-scaled leaves, and small fragrant tubular flowers borne in clusters in the leaf axils, and followed by small juicy fruit
'Compacta' is a fast-growing, dense and compact variety with narrow dark glossy green leaves with a silvery sheen. Small, scented white flowers appear in the autumn
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or South-facing or East-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in well drained soil in full sun or partial shade, tolerant of dry soils and coastal winds, although may become chlorotic on shallow chalky soils. This variety is also good for containers and can be clipped into standard plants
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens Patio & Container Plants City & Courtyard Gardens
Pruning Pruning group 9
Pests May be affected by eleagnus sucker but generally pest free
May be affected by coral spot or a leaf spot (fungal), see leaf damage on woody plants
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