Garrya Elliptica ‘James Roof’


SKU: garrya-elliptica-james-roof Category:
Common Name: Silk-Tassle Bush
Size: 3 litre
This plant has won a RHS award

Garrya James Roof. 3 Litre Pot

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Position: Full sun, partial shade
  • Soil: Moist, well drained
  • Growth Rate: Average
  • Flowering Period: December – February
  • Hardiness: May need some protection in cold areas
  • Eventual Height: 2.5 – 4m
  • Eventual Spread: 2.5 – 4m

Garrya James Roof, also known as the ‘Silk-Tassel Bush’, is a recipient of the much coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit. It is a dense bushy evergreen shrub with ovate to elliptical, wavy margined, dark green leathery foliage, providing the perfect backdrop to the long, silvery catkins produced through the Winter months and which are highly prized by the florist for Winter flower arrangements. Often used for screening, the dense, dark green foliage also provides an ideal backing for the colourful flowering Summer shrubs in the border, a salt tolerant shrub suitable for coastal planting.

Looking After Your Garrya James Roof.

Generally pest and disease free, although may be affected by leaf spot, an easy to grow evergreen ornamental shrub in many if not all locations. A low maintenance plant which can benefit from a sunny or partially shaded, sheltered in all types of garden from the informal cottage planting scheme to the more formal town or courtyard garden. Garrya are best planted in a humus rich and well drained soil, once planted apply a generous mulch of well rotted garden compost. Any pruning required to remove damaged or unwanted branches to maintain shape should be done early Spring as soon after flowering as possible, the catkins appear on the previous years growth, so pruning during late Summer/Autumn may harm developing buds.

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