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Elaeagnus

This evergreen shrub has silver-green leaves, cinnamon colored, whip-like stems and interesting berries. In the fall it produces tiny flowers that are VERY fragrant.
Now, when you plant an elaeagnus, site it in a garden where it gets full sun to partial sun. And when it comes to moisture, well, you want to make sure the soil is well-drained, but stays consistently moist.

I’ve found in my garden that my elaeagnus hedge can provide nice, full leaves through the winter and a wonderful fragrance in the fall. During the rest of the year, elaeagnus is a tough, drought-resistant shrub. If you need to fill in an area, it’s a fast grower, and makes a nice backdrop to other plants.

Elaeagnus
Elaeagnus ebbingei
Zone
7, 8, 9, 10
Categories
shrubs, evergreen, winter interest
Bloom Time
fall
Light
full sun to partial shade
Soil
average
Plant Height
10 to 12 feet