Evergreen, Shrubs, Trees
Grown mainly for their pendulous male and female catkins, which appear on separate plants; male catkins are longer, more slender, and more decorative than female ones. Both sexes must be present for female plants to produce their grapelike clusters of fruit.Garrya elliptica
Native to Coast Ranges from southern Oregon to Southern California. Densely foliaged plant reaches 10–20 ft. high and as wide; can be trained as a small tree. Elliptical, wavy-edged leaves to 2 1/2 in. long are dark green above with gray and woolly undersides. Clustered flower tassels appear in winter. Male catkins are yellowish to greenish yellow, 3–8 in. long; female ones are pale green, rather stubby, 2–3 1/2 in. long. Clustered purplish fruits on female plants hang on all summer–even longer if not eaten by birds. Excellent foliage plant; use as screen, informal hedge, or specimen.
Rich bright pink blossoms (paler inside), 11 in. across. Blooms for 1–2 months, beginning in early spr...
Deciduous in coldestareas, nearly evergreen elsewhere. Thisspecies originated in cultivation(not in th...
Handsome foliage plant fromJapan, Korea. Grows to 30 ft.tall and 25 ft. wide, with horizontalbranching...