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Elaeagnus 'Quicksilver

BuchBuch Posts: 36
Can someone tell me if Elaeagnus angustifolia 'Quicksilver' makes a good hedge? I understand Elaeagnus x ebbingei makes a great hedge but I'm not sure about the Quicksilver type. Would it grow too large to be able to keep it as a hedge?

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  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,601
    I think their habit is more like a small tree. I have two and both have a single trunk with spreading, lax branches. They are really lovely things but I can't see them making a hedge.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,869
    I have 2 grown as standards and I'd tend to agree with Posy.
    They want to grow into huge shrubs, but I keep trimming them back.
    If you've seen Carol Klein's recent series she has a huge one in her garden - they are beautiful shrubs. Mine are just finishing flowering
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  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,148
    Lovely small tree but it suckers so may not be what you are wanting.
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  • BuchBuch Posts: 36
    edited May 2021
    Lovely small tree but it suckers so may not be what you are wanting.
    It will be in a lawn so am not that worried about suckers as they can be mowed.

    Posy said:
    I think their habit is more like a small tree. I have two and both have a single trunk with spreading, lax branches. They are really lovely things but I can't see them making a hedge.
    Thanks, I am wondering the best way to arrange three of them. To give them space to grow. Want to form a windbreak in the middle of a big lawn
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