Central South Carolina. Looks somewhat similar to the previously identifed Cherry Laurel. Pic 1 Pic 2. The fruit, including the piece of stem is about the length of a penny’s diameter. The fruit, at least at this time, is largely one big seed with just a green skin covering it.
How big is the plant? A tree, a shrub?
Wow, that’s pretty close. This particular plant is a tree, probably at least 10-12 feet high. [I know that botanists have some strict definitions on what is considered a tree, so I am speaking from a non-botanical background.]
Oops, have had difficulty spelling that word correctly, supposed to be Elaeagnus.
My first thought was some kind of olive, as well.
ETA: And I see that was exactly what Ostrya posted…
Man, that Elaeagnus word is hard to spell.