Silktassel

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Silktassel

Garrya spp.
Garrya spp.
Lindheimer’s Silktassel, Wright’s Silktassel, Mexican Silktassel
8

20
10

20
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Shade
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Very Low
  • Evergreen
  • Flowering
  • Birds

About This Plant

Sun or partial shade. Silktassels are nearly evergreen understory trees or shrubs with almost leathery leaves. The name refers to the spring blooms, which appear in pendulous clusters. Lindheimer’s Silktassel (Garrya ovata ssp. Lindheimeri) is the variety with the pink tassels; it inhabits woodland edges around the Edwards Plateau. Wright’s Silktassel (Garrya wrightii) is more a resident of drier western cliffsides. Both can be useful where some evergreen screening is desired. Like many native evergreens they are slow-growing; preserve them if you have them, or find them commercially from native plant specialists.

Maintenance

None required once established; prune to shape only.

Features

Plant Type:
Large Shrub
Size:
8-20 H, 10-20 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

This plant goes well with

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