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Garrya elliptica (Silk tassel bush)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4m
Max height
4m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Garrya elliptica

Other names

Silk tassel bush

Genus

Garrya Garrya

Species

G. elliptica - G. elliptica is an evergreen shrub with leathery dark green leaves and drooping grey-green catkins.


Garrya elliptica is: Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Dense, Upright

Flower

Insignificant or absent, Grey-green in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Leaf spot Leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8

Propagation

In summer

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

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.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Garrya elliptica

Other names

Silk tassel bush

Genus

Garrya Garrya

Species

G. elliptica - G. elliptica is an evergreen shrub with leathery dark green leaves and drooping grey-green catkins.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Dense, Upright


Colour

Flower

Insignificant or absent, Grey-green in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8

Propagation

In summer

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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is my garrya dead?

My garrya has always been healthy but leaves have turned brown. The branches have turned a mossy green -is it re-coverable? read more

Diseased garrya elliptica

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,… read more

Pruning Garrya elliptica

I'm training mine against a fence, and wonder about the best time to prune, as I've pruned before and lost the catkins. read more

Moving a garrya elliptica

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… read more

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