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Commonly known as Silk tassel bush

Evergreen with attractive dangling catkins.

Genus of about 13 species of evergreen shrubs or small trees occurring in woodland and scrub from western USA to Central America and the West Indies,

Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - shrubs or trees
  • Tall Shrub
  • Full sun - shelter from cold winds in frosty areas
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - male and female catkins grow on separate plants. Males are more attractive. Can be grown as a windbreak in mild coastal areas.
  • Pests & Diseases - fungal leaf spot
  • Place of origin - western USA to Central America and the West Indies.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -

Buy Varieties of GARRYA

GARRYA elliptica

GARRYA elliptica  >

Commonly known as: Quinine bush, Silk tassel bush.
Long grey-green catkins (male)
£16.00 each

GARRYA elliptica 'James Roof'  AWARD

GARRYA elliptica 'James Roof'  >

Commonly known as: Quinine bush, Silk tassel bush.
Male form with extra long catkins
£18.50 each

GARRYA x thuretti

GARRYA x thuretti  >

Commonly known as: Californian catkin bush.
An excellent and vigorous windbreak which makes a solid green wall
£16.00 each

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