How to grow Garrya elliptica

Garrya elliptica grow and care – shrub‎ of the genus Garrya also known as Silk tassel bush, Garrya elliptica perennial evergreen used as ornamental hedge plant and also attract pollinators, drought tolerant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 8-11.

Leaves color ovate and shiny and dark.

Garrya elliptica flower

Flower color white, the flowers grow in inflorescence weeping down, plant dioecious male and female flowers on separate plants.

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How to grow Garrya elliptica growing and care:

Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, spider mitets

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Just for design and dead bloom stems

Size of the plant?
1-3 m

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Winter / Spring

General information about the flower
White flowers grow in inflorescence weeping down, plant dioecious male and female flowers on separate plants

Scientific name:

Garrya elliptica

How to grow Garrya elliptica

Garrya elliptica


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Attract pollinators
  • Hedging plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9