Garrya elliptica 'James Roof'

Also known as:

  • Catkin Bush
  • Silktassel
  • Coast Silktassel

Plant Type

shrub

Zones

7a-9b

Size

H:6'-10'
W:3'-10'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

adaptable, well-drained

Water Needs:

regular, drought tolerant, dry in summer

Sun Exposure:

sun, mostly sun, mostly shade

Special Situation:

pollution tolerant, seaside / salt tolerant

Features

Flower Color:

silver

Wildlife:

deer resistant

Flower Season:

spring, summer, winter

Texture:

glossy

Foliage Season:

evergreen

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Secret Garden Growers

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Canby, Oregon

503-651-2006

Cistus Nursery

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Portland, Oregon

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Gossler Farms

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Springfield, Oregon

541-746-3922

Keeping it Green Nursery

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Stanwood, Washington

360-652-1779

Forestfarm

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Williams, Oregon

541-846-7269

Dancing Oaks Nursery

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Monmouth, Oregon

503-838-6058

Xera Plants

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1114 SE Clay St. Portland, Oregon

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503-612-9950

Secret Garden Growers

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Canby, Oregon

503-651-2006

Cistus Nursery

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Portland, Oregon

503-621-2233

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Mediterranean climate, southern hemisphere, hardy tropical plants, and more.

Gossler Farms

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Springfield, Oregon

541-746-3922

Keeping it Green Nursery

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Stanwood, Washington

360-652-1779

Dancing Oaks Nursery

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Monmouth, Oregon

503-838-6058

Thompson's Nursery

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Waldport, Oregon

541-563-3676

Xera Plants

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1114 SE Clay St. Portland, Oregon

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503-612-9950

Keeping it Green Nursery

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Stanwood, Washington

360-652-1779

Native Sons

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379 West El Campo Road Arroyo Grande, California

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805-481-5996

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Description by: Gossler Farms

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We've grown only the finest of our natives and this is one of the best. Garrya elliptica is a native from the Oregon coast south to Central California. The Saratoga Horticultural Foundation named this excellent cultivar for its tassels that are up to 12 inches long. The evergreen foliage is wavy and rustles in the wind. Garrya 'James Roof' climaxes its season in February-March when the tassels are like icicles.

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Arroyo Grande, California

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Similar to above but with silver-gray catkins up to 12" long and often tinged with purple.

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Stanwood, Washington

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Evergreen, long silvery gray tassels that hang down during the winter and early spring. Sturdy native shrub that should be used more often. Zone 7-9. 8', PNW, sun, well drained, good air circulation.

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Description by: Xera Plants

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Portland, Oregon

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Wavy Leaf Silk Tassle is a beautiful winter blooming evergreen shrub native to the Oregon coast from Lincoln Co. South. Amazing 1' long silver gray tassles from late fall last throug winter. Large shrubs have the appearance of a chandelier. To 8' tall and as wide for well drained soil in full sun with good air circulation. Some leaf burn in the coldest winters. Drought tolerant when established. Prune AFTER flowering. Excellent espalier.

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Williams, Oregon

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Pendulous 8-12"long(!) silky fl-catkins really catch the eye in winter/ early spring but the glossy, wavy-edged leaves of this charming 4-8' shrub (or 15- 30'sm tree) are handsome at all times; a male so no fruit. Sun/Med-Dry/GdDrain

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Canby, Oregon

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This winter blooming native to Southern Oregon and coastal California is an evergreen shrub with an upright habit, 6-8' tall and half as wide…dramatic long, cream tassels dangle several inches in profusion Jan – Feb; foliage is dark green and tough. Deer ignore it, drought doesn't phase it. You can almost plant it and forget it – but don't forget to ADMIRE it, especially when it is blooming!

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Monmouth, Oregon

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Long, silky tassels adorn this 10' x 10' evergreen native in February. Low maintenance screen plant that responds well to pruning.

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Waldport, Oregon

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Dense evergreen shrub of coastal hedlands, long grey catkins.

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Portland, Oregon

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Evergreen shrub, native along the coast ranges of California and Oregon, multi-stemmed and eventually reaching 8-10 ft tall and wide. The leaves are shiny, matte green above -- pale and woolly beneath, the edges widely toothed and somewhat wavy or rolling. In winter to early spring, long, purple-gray catkins make a great show hanging from the branches. A very tough plant, excellent as a screen or single specimen. Accepts sun on the coast to part shade inland. Drought tolerant but also accepts summer water where well drained. A wonderful plant for the coast. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.

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