Coast Silk Tassel Bush
The Coast Silk Tassel is a very ornamental and underused native shrub that inhabits coastal areas of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Though it prefers the cool, misty conditions of the coast it also performs remarkably well here in Portland and around the Northwest if given a bit of afternoon shade and some supplemental water. Makes an excellent hedge and is a silvery silky hedge of wonderment when in bloom!
Latin Name: Garrya elliptica
Site and Soil: Likes 1/2 day to full sun on the coast, partial shade in warmer, interior regions and acidic, well-drained soil.
Hardiness: This evergreen shrub is hardy to 0° F.
Size at Maturity: 8-10 ft.
Bloom Time: Spring
Pests & Diseases: This Northwest native is not bothered by pests or diseases
USDA Zone: 7