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botanical name:
Garrya elliptica 'James Roof'
Garrya elliptica 'James Roof' © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Silk-tassel bush
family:  Garryaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 4.00m
width: 4.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: grey-green
stem/bark: brown
main season: Winter
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -10°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
Evergreen, broad bush with glossy evergreen leaves and long catkins - 'James Roof' is the best male form of the common Garrya and has extra long catkins.

Reasonably fertile, well drained soil, preferably in sun or part shade, but will also tolerate quite deep shade. Hard frosts may cause leaf damage. Does well in mild seaside locations.
Can be effectively trained as a wall shrub.

Semi-ripe cuttings taken in summer.

Excellent shrub for winter interest.

other notes:
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