Lovely shrub, but what is it?
I would live to know what this shrub is that is in my garden. Last spring I pruned it to ground level and it grew to approx 5 ft tall over the season. The foliage was a lovely silvery grey/purple colour. I've just pruned it back and took lots of hardwood cuttings which I hope will take root, but what is the name of this plant. You can see the small thorns on the stems.