Garrya eliptica | Coast Silktassel, Silktassel Bush

This large, evergreen shrub makes a fine screen or hedge, or grow as a single specimen. Flowers are catkins, slender and spikelike flower clusters, that droop downward. Plants are either male or female. Females produce purple-shaded fruits that attract birds. Improved selections include 'Evie' and 'James Roof'; both are male plants with longer catkins (flowers). Canopy coverage: 113 square feet.

Water Requirement: low

Sun Exposure: partial shade, full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to 10F

Growth Rate: slow

Height: 12 feet high

Width: 12 feet wide


Foliage Color: dark green

Flower Color: white, cream

Flower Season: winter

Wildlife: birds