Mexican Silktassel

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Mexican Silktassel

Garrya ovata
Eggleaf Silktassel, Lindheimer’s Silktassel
6

12 feet
5

11 feet
NM and TX; northern Mexico
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Shade
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Very Low
  • Evergreen
  • Flowering
  • Birds

About This Plant

Sun or shade; evergreen with small, somewhat wooly leaves. Flowers appear in spring. An excellent native option for thin, well-drained alkaline soils. Silktassel grows more densely in sun; like evergreen sumac and Texas mountain-laurel, it can make an effective screen or hedge. It’s most commonly seen as a wild understory plant. Fruits attract birds and wildlife.

Maintenance

None required.

Features

Plant Type:
Large Shrub
Size:
6-12' H, 5-11' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Shade, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Thin
Wildlife:
Birds
Flower Color:
Green
Bloom Time:
March, April
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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