|Eleagnus commutata is a large, upright, deciduous shrub with an open habit, growing to 12 feet tall. It produces many suckers and forms colonies. The leaves are narrowly ovate to oval, and are a showy silvery-gray. It produces small, yellow, highly fragrant, blooms in great abundance in late spring or early summer. In fall, the silver-gray fruits appear, 1/3 inch long. Native to Eastern Canada up to the North West Territories, south to Minnesota, South Dakota and Utah. It is the only native species in this genus. Introduced into cultivation in 1813. Probably will not do well in hot and humid conditions.