GARRYA elliptica

Commonly known as Quinine bush, Silk tassel bush

Long grey-green catkins (male)
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    wavy-margined leaves to 8cm (3in) long, glossy, grey-green to matt, dark-green.
  • Green
    Grey-green
  • Height
    4m (13ft)
  • Spread
    4m (13ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Dense upright shrub or small tree. Pendent, grey-green catkins, the males 15-20cm (6-8in) long from midwinter to early spring.
  • Hardy - average winter
    Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
    shelter from cold winds in frosty areas.
  • Partial shade

GARRYA elliptica

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Introduced into UK by David Douglas in 1828.
    Pests & Diseases
    Fungal leaf spot.
    Place of origin
    Western USA.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Oblong
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
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  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
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4m (13ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  4m (13ft)
 

Buy Varieties of GARRYA elliptica

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GARRYA elliptica 'James Roof'

GARRYA elliptica 'James Roof'

Quinine bush, Silk tassel bush

male form with extra long catkins

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
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Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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