If you want evergreen coverage, Garrya
elliptica James Roof is very attractive with long silver tassels when it flowers.
associated genera Quercus, Brickellia, Pinus, Garrya
, Cercocarpus, and Juniperus, Windham 0236, 17 March 1981 (UT, ASC).
elliptica, commonly known as the Silk Tassel Bush, is an evergreen shrub with dark green leathery leaves.
For a statement specimen, the contorted stems of the corylus avellana Contorta (twisted hazel/cobnut) or the silky smooth grey/green tassels of garrya
elliptica are striking, while the lush rich red Chinese lanterns on the crinodendron hookerianum (Chinese lantern tree) swaying in the breeze add a touch of the exotic.
Jean Martin, Sheringham, Norfolk IF 2 it's a shady spot, Garrya
"James Roof" has dark evergreen leaves and hundreds of silvery tassels that hang like icicles through the winter.
Ask at your local garden centre for one of the following - Chaenomeles japonica, chimonanthus praecox, cornus mas, erica carnea, garrya
elliptica, hamamelis mollis, helleborus hybrida, jasminum nudiflorum, lonicera 'Winter Beauty', mahonia spps, prunus subhirtella 'Autumnalis', rhododendron praecox, sarcococca spps, viburnum farreri and V.
elliptica 'James Roof', a fast-growing evergreen with handsome foliage and beautifully silvered catkins that by December are a foot long, is another that thrives in a north or east facing situation.
Q I bought a Garrya
elliptica three years ago for my north wall but it still has not flowered.
The Silverado assay results are most encouraging," stated GarryA
elliptica is another fast-growing shrub, come climber.
Another nice winter flowering plant is garrya
elliptica, which has blue, tassley, catkin-like flowers which look good against its dark glossy leaves.
I've known plants such as Garrya
eliptica be bare twigs for as much as 16 months, springing into leaf the following June or July.