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Botanical name: Garrya elliptica
Other names: Silk tassel bush
Species: G. elliptica - G. elliptica is an evergreen shrub with leathery dark green leaves and drooping grey-green catkins.
Garrya elliptica is: Evergreen
Flower: Insignificant or absent, Grey-green in Spring
Foliage: Dark-green in All seasons
Habit: Bushy, Dense, Upright
Specific diseases: Leaf spot
Pruning: Pruning group 8. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation: In summer. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Garrya elliptica (Silk tassel bush) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.
Suggested uses: Architectural, Coastal, Low Maintenance, Wallside and trellises
Cultivation: Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. In areas prone to frost, protect from cold winds.Tolerates poor soils. Suitable for use as a hedge or wall-side shrub.
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|Soil types:||Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Light:||Partial Shade, Full Sun|
|Aspect:||North, South, East, West|
|Hardiness:||Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)|
Discuss Garrya elliptica (Silk tassel bush) with other Shoot members.
My garrya has always been healthy but leaves have turned brown. The branches have turned a mossy green -is it re-coverable?
My garrya elliptica is approx 3m tall and 4m wide, and has been healthly and produced beautiful tassles for several years now. During August this year 2012 entire branches have sytarted dying back, while others are healthy and producing next spring's tassles. Die back is spreading repidly through to main trunk, also resulting in extrensive leaf fall. Any advice?
I'm training mine against a fence, and wonder about the best time to prune, as I've pruned before and lost the catkins.
Can anyone advise me if I would b successful in moving my garrya elliptica bush (about 2 metres high) to another area of the garden as it has and will grow too large where it is? If so when or is it ill advised? It is a very healthy plant and would hate to lose it! Hope someone can help! Cathyx
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