Garrya elliptica (Silk Tassel Bush)
- Usually Flowers : January, February, December
Evergreen, bushy, dense shrub with dark, wavy-edged glossy green leaves. Flowers as grey-green catkins, much longer on male than female plants from December to February. Ht. 4mt.(14ft.). Frost hardy. Best grown in full sun or partial shade, in fertile, well-drained soil. Good at back of shrub border or against a wall. Can be used as a windbreak in coastal regions.
Garrya elliptica 'James Roof'
- Usually Flowers : January, February, March, December
Upright, evergreen shrub with glossy, wavy-edged, dark green leaves. Male form bearing long, silky, silvery catkins. December to March. Best in sun or part shade and well-drained soil with protection from cold winds. Good for walls or fences.