Garrya elliptica 'Evie'

Coast Silk Tassel

Garryaceae

Exposure

Sun or part shade

Water

Occasional water

Form

Evergreen shrub

Height

20 feet

Flower color

White

Bloom time

Winter

Silk Tassel is named for the dramatic dangling white catkins which cover the plant in winter. To show off the catkins grow it as a specimen plant. Silk Tassel is fast growing and quite adaptable as long as it receives good drainage. This male selection was made for its dense form and 10 inch catkins.

Habitat Chaparral, foothill pine woodland