Garrya elliptica is a medium to large shrub native on the coast from Yachats, Oregon down into Southern California. Its name comes from its long catkin type flowers that hang like silk tassels in late winter to early spring. Coast silk tassel plants are dioecious meaning male and female flowers are on separate plants and will not produce seedlings unless you have both a male and female plant. It will thrive in full sun without irrigation making it very useful in xeriscaping and water-wise gardens. Its wavy evergreen leaves add additional interest and it looks great in all 4 seasons.

Size: 8'-12' tall x 8'-12' wide
Light: Sun
USDA Zone: 8a-9b