Scientific Name: Garrya elliptica Form: Round, Weeping
Common Name:coast silk-tassel, silk tasselbush or wavyleaf silktassel Texture:Medium - coarse
Family Name:GarryaceaeHabit: Dense
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen Mature Size (ht. X w.):2 - 3m x 2 - 3m
Origin: U.S. - northwest Hardiness Zone:Zone 8a: (-12 to -9.5 C)
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Leathery, Glabrous, Elliptic, Ciliate, Entire, Undulate (wavy)
Flowers: Catkin (ament), White, Jan- Feb- Mar
Fruit: Berry (true), Purple, Brown, Sep- Oct, (Persistent)
Exposure:
Soil or Media: Well-drained, Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Winter interest, Screening, Attract birds
Key ID Features:Male plants with catkins 15-30 cm long; fruit a chain of dry purplish berries on separate female plants.