Joy Creek Nursery

746-002D4   Garrya elliptica 'James Roof'     ( Wavy leaf silk tassle )

Garrya elliptica 'James Roof'
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This Oregon native is noted for its long tress-like tassles which develop and extend up to a foot long from fall into winter. A harbinger of the spring to come, the tassles are a delight whether they hang straight or billow in the mid-winter breezes. Easily shaped or espaliered, this fast-growing, evergreen shrub is under-represented in gardens. For those wanting to extend the seasons of interest in their gardens, this is surely a worthy choice. Give this shrub good drainage. Once it is established, it is fairly drought tolerant.

Late winter.  8 ft. x 8 ft.

White flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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