Garrya elliptica

Coast Silktassel, Silktassel

Long, drooping clusters of greenish-white flowers decorate this evergreen shrub. Plant male and female shrubs close together and females will produce clusters of purple fruit that attract birds. Use as a screen or hedge. While Garrya elliptica tolerates coastal conditions, Garrya freemontii better tolerates drought, heat and cold. Start from cuttings. Flowers on male plants are larger. All flowers grow on the previous year's growth, so prune carefully. Difficult to transplant once in the ground.
Garrya elliptica, Coast Silktassel, Silktassel
Tassel-like flowers hang from its branch tips in winter. Leaves are leathery and deep green. Native to coastal California and Oregon. Prune to shape as a bush, espalier, or small tree. Needs good drainage.

Attributes - Garrya elliptica

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Bloom Season: Mid Winter

Flower Color: Yellow

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 10 ft. to 15 ft.

Width: 15 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Low Maintenance.

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