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.