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Garrya elliptica 'James Roof' (Silk Tassel)

Silk Tassel 'James Roof', Coast Tassel Bush 'James Roof'


Noted for its long, silvery catkins, Garrya elliptica 'James Roof' (Silk Tassel) is a large, vigorous, bushy evergreen shrub clothed in leathery, wavy-edged, dark green leaves. In winter, it is lit up by pendant, silvery, tassel-like male catkins, 8 in. long (20 cm), dangling like Christmas decorations. This upright shrub is V- shaped with multiple, reddish brown stems gracefully flaring from the base. It makes an attractive foil for other flowering plants during the growing season and makes a great conversation piece in winter!

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 6-10 ft. high (180-300 cm) and 3-10 ft. wide (90-300 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun to part shade, in well-drained soils. Drought tolerant and deer resistant.
  • Great choice for covering walls, fences
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
  • Generally pest free. Watch for leaf spot.

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Heat Zones 8 – 11
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Winter
Height 6' – 10' (180cm – 3m)
Spread 3' – 10' (90cm – 3m)
Spacing 120" (300cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Salt
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Heat Zones 8 – 11
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Winter
Height 6' – 10' (180cm – 3m)
Spread 3' – 10' (90cm – 3m)
Spacing 120" (300cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Salt
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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