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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
silk tassel bush feverbush
Garrya are vigorous evergreen dioecious shrubs with simple leathery leaves and small greenish flowers in pendent catkin-like racemes in late winter and early spring
G. elliptica is a shrub or small tree of rapid growth and bushy habit, to 3.5m or even to 4.5m in mild areas. Leaves oval to roundish, dark shining green above, felted grey beneath. The long, grey-green male catkins flower in January and February. The female plant is less commonly seen, but produces long clusters of purple-brown fruits in summer
USA (California, Oregon)
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Hedging & Screens Wall-side Borders Low Maintenance
Architectural City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 8
Pests Generally pest free
May be affected by a leaf spot (see leaf damage on woody plants)
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