An excellent variety for hedging or an attractive specimen shrub Eleagnus x Ebbingei Compacta is a fast-growing evergreen shrub with a dense, bushy habit. Unlike Eleagnus x ebbingei, this variety is well behaved and more compact shrub making it easy to maintain as a hedge. It has silvery leaves when they emerge which mature to glossy, dark green. Small, very fragrant flowers are borne in autumn which are good for pollinators. Ideal for the coast as they are very salt tolerant. Best in full sun but tolerates partial shade. Height 8ft (2.5 metres x 3 ft (3m).