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.
Sllverberry (Elaeagnus argentea)