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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,
Evergreen - shrubs or trees
Full sun - shelter from cold winds in frosty areas
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.
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil