Garrya elliptica

Botanical Name: Garrya elliptica

Phonetic: GAIR-ee-uh EE-LIP-Tih-kuh

Common Name(s): Coast Silk Tassel

Family: Garryaceae
Origin: California (Ventura up to southwestern Oregon)
Plant Type: Shrub
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple, wavy margins
Number of Leaflets: –
Leaf Color: Oval, dark, leathery
Fall Color: –
Texture: Medium
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: Winter, early spring
Flower Color(s): Silvery-green

Exposure: Full sun/part shade
USDA: 8-9
Climate Zone(s): 
Growth Rate: Slow               
Height: 24 feet (in the wild)
Spread: 24 feet
Hydrozone: Medium/low
Pest/Diseases: Branch dieback
Soil: Well-draining soil

Features: Male flowers profusely in winter, grows best along the coast, choose a different variety for inland
Uses: Informal hedge, screen

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