Elaeagnus x ebbingei
One of hardiest shrubs you can find, quick growing but unruly in habit, best to be kept trimmed. Has dusty green leaves speckled with silver dots and a silver underside, new growth has a gold tinge.
Can tolerate sandy to heavy clay soils and grows well from dense shade to full sun. Is frost tolerant and won’t be affected by salt winds.
Perfect if you need a medium sized hedge grown fast. Great for any of those tricky spots as it will tolerate most conditions. Responds well to pruning and makes easy for topiary. Looks wonderful and works well in a coastal garden.
Can be kept to 1.5m high x 70cm wide or left to grow to 3.5m high x 3.5m wide