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Garrya elliptica - 'James Roof' (Silk Tassle Bush)

Garrya elliptica - 'James Roof' (Silk Tassle Bush)
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Evergreen, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Green Flowers (Winter), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Garrya elliptica Description

This large evergreen shrub is often trained against walls, or used for informal screening. The male form will provide a fantastic display of silver gray catkins during the late winter / spring. 5m x 5m


Garrya elliptica - Cultivation Notes

Garrya's will flourish in most garden soils including droughty / infertile soils. This hardy shrub will tolerating both full sun and partial shade and will flourish in exposed coastal areas. Trim to shape in late spring, after 'tassels' have fallen.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Garrya elliptica:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
  • Suitable for planting in full shade
  • Produces winter flowers

Design & Plant Use for Garrya elliptica:

  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Evergreen shrub suitable for planting in a shady location
  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils

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