Garrya elliptica 'Evie'

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Species Name: Garrya elliptica 'Evie'
Common Name: Evie silk tassle bush

Beautiful catkins are slightly shorter than 'James Roof' (12in.). Leaves are also smaller and more dense, giving this shrub a more refined appearance. Use as a large shrub or prune into a small tree.

Plant Family: Garryaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 20' H x 15' W
Growth Habit: Large shrub
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Exposure: Part sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Infrequent to occasional
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: White catkins
Distribution: A selection for the garden
Natural Habitat: A selection for the garden

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Other Names
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.