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Silk Tassel Bush in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Garrya eliptica

 

Silk Tassel Bush

Garrya eliptica bears long silky catkins in the winter, leaves are dark green with slightly wavy edges. Needs a sheltered situation. I find it a bit boring, to be honest, it has little to offer except undistinguished green leaves for most of the year. the clone 'James Roof' has the longest tassels. It is usually grown as a wall shrub

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plant Features
  • Silk Tassel Bush likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Silk Tassel Bush likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Silk Tassel Bush is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Silk Tassel Bush likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Silk Tassel Bush

Latin name

Garrya eliptica

type

Trees or Shrubs

family

Garryaceae

ph

5.5 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Silk Tassel Bush likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Silk Tassel Bush is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Silk Tassel Bush likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Silk Tassel Bush likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Silk Tassel Bush is 3.50meters x 3.50meters 3.50 M 3.50 M

Garrya eliptica

Garrya eliptica bears long silky catkins in the winter, leaves are dark green with slightly wavy edges. Needs a sheltered situation. I find it a bit boring, to be honest, it has little to offer except undistinguished green leaves for most of the year. the clone 'James Roof' has the longest tassels. It is usually grown as a wall shrub


Planting out

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Plant out pot grown plant into a sheltered position, leaves can be scorched from winds. Against a wall or fence is ideal where..

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Late Summer TO Mid Autumn

Take semi ripe cuttings in spring to early summer ensuring that the base of the cutting is hard. Cleanly cut up to a 10cm long stems, remove lower leaves and pinch the tip out, dip the stem into rooting hormone, fill a container/pot with suitable compost, make holes around the edge of it and plant the cuttings, water in well, cover with a polythene bag and place somewhere warm, lake the bag off twice a week to air the cuttings. Keep the cuttings moist until well rooted.Harden off when well rooted and pot on into individual pots increasing the airing to let the leaves to develop. Remove rotten, dying or dead cuttings regularly.

 

Flowering Season

From Mid Winter TO Early Spring

Long silky catkins in the winter.

 
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