Elaeagnus species (aka Silverberry)
This 10’ x 10’ sprawling evergreen shrub is easily kept pruned to maintain size and shape. It is often grown as a hedge or barrier.
Grow this large shrub in full sun, part sun or light shade. It requires regular irrigation to establish but survives on weekly watering even in the hot summers.
Fragrant, creamy-white flowers appear in the fall and are followed by small brownish-red edible fruit which ripens in the spring.
Elaeagnus is fairly deer resistant once established but protect it when newly planted. It can certainly outgrow any deer browsing after it is established.
This tough shrub is winter hardy to 0°-10°F and drought resistant to boot. Use in plantings for screening, but as I always say, group in odd numbers of 3’s or 5’s and alternate species to avoid total losses when something goes wrong!