Elaeagnus x ebbingii, also known as Russian Olive Silverberry is a carefree, fast growing, easy to grow hedge. It's fast, upright, compact growth habit and evergreen foliage make this one of our top choices when it comes to hedges. In just a few years, Elaeagnus ebbengei will reach close to 10 feet tall, screening of anything behind it. It has elegant silver scales on the undersides of leaf surface, and produces a wonderful scent in the fall. Live near the coast? Elaeagnus makes for a fantastic coastal plant, tolerating salt and high winds well. It's not too picky when it comes to soil types, but prefers full sun.