(Elaeagnus ebbengei)
Thick, grey-green leaves with silver undersides, quite graceful when it has plenty of room to grow but ugly when badly sheared (hence the nickname, Ugly Agnes). Planted mostly for the wonderful fragrance of its tiny white flowers in fall and winter–they are almost invisible, but can perfume a whole neighborhood. Very tough–used on highway medians–and drought-resistant evergreen shrub, grows 10′-12′ high and wide so plan accordingly (or espalier). Needs good drainage or even big limbs suddenly die off.

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