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Garrya fremontii

Fremont Silktassel
Garryaceae
Evergreen, Shrubs, Decorative fruit or berries

GARRYA

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 fremontii

Native to the mountains of Washington, Oregon, California, and Arizona. Grows to 9 ft. tall and wide. Leaves are glossy, smooth edged, and lively yellow-green on both upper and lower surfaces. Yellowish or purple catkins; purple or black fruit. Takes heat and cold better than G.elliptica. No irrigation needed.

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