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  • Garrya Elliptica "James Roof"
  • Garrya Elliptica "James Roof"
  • Garrya Elliptica "James Roof"
  • Garrya Elliptica "James Roof"

Garrya Elliptica "James Roof"

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Product Description

Type Shrub
Growth Medium
Frost Medium
Evergreen Yes
Native USA
Height 1.5m - 2.5m
Width 2m - 3m
Sun exposure Full sun / Part shade
Soil type Well-drained
Flower colour Green
Bloom time Winter / Spring

Garrya Elliptica "James Roof", "Silk Tassel Bush", "Catkin Shrub" is a beautiful, vigorous, dense shrub, that looks stunning over Winter - Spring when the very long drooping catkins like tassels are out and on display. The dark green leathery leaves are a perfect back drop.

Will tolerate a wide range of soils, but prefers well drained in full sun or part shade but protection from strong winds and frosts in very cold climates is recommened. Once established is very hardy and drought tolerant also suits coastal conditions.

Perfect for mass planting to get the eye catching display, like covering a fence, can be espaliered, makes a lovely specimen when planted in a courtyard or decorative pot.


: Cultivate soil before planting. Dig hole twice the width of the container. Re
move plant from container and place into the hole so that soil level is the same as the surrounding ground. Fill hole firmly and water in even if the soil is moist.

Care: Always ensure regular watering is provided for your new plants. The plants may need watering for around 12 weeks or until they are established depending on time of year and weather conditions once planted. 

Good mulching will assist to reduce weeds and maintain moisture levels. Maintain fresh growth, shape and promote dense habit by pruning after main flowering time. Feed in early Spring with a low phosphorus fertiliser.

Using tubestock is a great advantage for planting in your garden as they will establish quickly with the appropriate care.

Plants are supplied as tubestock in 42mm wide pots. Your plant will be established in its pot and ready to plant out.

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