Elaeagnus x ebbingei
A silvery grey leafed shrub that makes a lovely looking hedge. Exellent in growing in shady areas, and because of its light green gray leaves it can brighten up dark areas of the garden. However it makes a good and Internet ing bush all round the garden, and will even make a good hedge.
How many should you plant? 3 plants per meter, but if you you buy the 10 litre pot, or larger, plant just 2 per meter.
How fast do they grow? Elaeagnus are medium pace growing, cut your hedge once a year, two cuts maximum required.
Hardiness? Frost resistant hardy plants.
Soil type? Lightly acidic, like most plants, when planting it is best to add some multi purpose compost to help the hedge take.