|Elaeagnus multiflora is a medium to large, deciduous shrub from 6 to 10 feet in height. The silvery-green leaves are silvery-brown on their undersides. It is wide spreading, forming an almost flat topped shrub. The fragrant flowers are small and silvery-brown, appearing in late spring. The small, scaly, red fruits are tart, edible, and loved by birds. They are highly decorative, making this a very pretty specimen plant. Native to China and Japan, introduced in 1862.