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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
  • 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 - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf margin - Entire - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Elliptic - see photos above
  • Oblong
  • 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
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
4m (13ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  4m (13ft)

Buy Varieties of GARRYA elliptica

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 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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