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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)
Soil/ Growing Medium: Humus rich, Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Attract birds, Screening, Winter interest
Additional Info: Google. 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: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Glabrous
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
Ovary Position:Inferior
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: Fungal leaf spot, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Drought resistant )
(NCA) Not Currently Available : needed
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