Stoloniferous, silvery-scaly, much branched. Leaves: alternate, oblong, ovate, densely silvery-scurfy on both sides, acute or obtuse. Flowers: one to three in the axils, pedicelled, fragrant; perianth silvery without, yellow within, tubular below, the upper part campanulate, four-lobed, the lobes ovate. Fruit: oval, silvery.

A most extraordinary and attractive shrub, growing from two to twelve feet high and entirely covered with a lovely silver coating. The leaves are small and very crinkled and wavy, and the flowers quite tiny, their bell-shaped four-lobed corollas being silvery on the outside and pale yellow within. The stems, branches, leaves, and fruit are completely silvered over and thus may be readily distinguished.

Plate LXI

Sllverberry (Elaeagnus argentea)

Sllverberry (Elaeagnus argentea)