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Garrya

Garrya spp.

Full Sun
Light watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.3m

Max

1.8m

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Garrya Overview

Also known by the names silktassel and tassel bush, this genus contains approximately 15 evergreen shrubs and trees. They produce showy, petalless, white blooms on catkins. Originating from Mexico, Central America to the Western US and Greater Antilles, this genus is adapted to woodland environments. Species from this genus are widely cultivated for use as garden plants for their pretty catkins and attractive foliage, which is oval to elliptical in shape and leathery.

How to propagate Garrya

Cuttings

You can propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Other uses of Garrya

Grown for their catkins in winter and spring, which are longer and more attractive on male plants. Suitable for coastal conditions.