Candide
Download the free app
Download on the App Store
Get it on Google Play
Candide logo
Download on the App Store
Get it on Google Play

Silk-tassel bush

Garrya elliptica

Feverbush

This shrub or small tree with bushy habits can grow to about 3.5m high fairly rapidly. In milder areas they can reach 4.5m high. It's leaves are oval to roundish in shape, dark shining green above, felted grey beneath. In late winter it produces long, grey-green male catkins. The female plant is less commonly seen, but produces long clusters of purple-brown fruits in summer.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring, Winter
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings
Semi hardwood

Special features

Geography

Origin
America, North, America

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Personality

Family
Garryaceae
Flower colour
Green
Scent
None

Problems

Generally pest free but can suffer from leaf spot.

Download the free app

Download on the App Store
Get it on Google Play