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Scientific Name: Garrya elliptica
Pronunciation: GAIR-ee-uh el-lip-TIH-kuh
Common Name: coast silk-tassel, silk tasselbush or wavyleaf silktassel
Family Name: Garryaceae
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Key ID Features: Male plants with catkins 15-30 cm long; fruit a chain of dry purplish berries on separate female plants.
Course(s): HORT 2355


Habit: Dense
Form: Round, Weeping
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:2 - 3m
Spread:2 - 3m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: U.S. - northwest
Hardiness Rating: Zone 8a: (-12 to -9.5 C)
Exposure:
Soil/ Growing Medium: Humus rich, Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Attract birds, Screening, Winter interest
Additional Info: Wikipedia. Cultivars shown may include G. 'James Roof' (has catkins up to 30 cm in long).
coast silk-tassel, silk tasselbush or wavyleaf silktassel
 
 
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Summer: Dark-green
Colour in Fall: Dark-green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic
Apices: Acuminate
Bases: Rounded
Margins: Ciliate, Entire, Undulate (wavy)

 
 
Inflorescence Type: Catkin (ament)
Flower Morphology:Dioecious plant
Number of Petals:0
Colour (petals): White
Flower Time at Peak: Jan, Feb, Mar
Additional Info: female flowers (separate plant) solitary

 
Fruit Type: Berry (true)
Fruit Colour: Purple, Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Persistent, 1 or 2 seeded; drying on plant; attracts birds

 
Bark Morphology: Lightly fissured, Prominent lenticels
Bark or Stem Colour: Red, Brown
  


Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Fungal leaf spot
 
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