garrya elliptica

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silk tassle

silk tassle

Relaxes muscles. Yellow or grey wood color stems. Contains an alkaloid called Garanine, making it a very strong smooth muscle relaxant. Extremely bitter- so you might want to encapsulate. Also relaxes blood vessels so it drops blood pressure. Good for diarrhea (helps relax) One of best herbs for menstrual cramps. On a scale of 1-10) 1, the leaves are weakest (1), stems/bark- 4, root -10. You don't want to use the strongest part because it drops blood pressure. Dry, grind up, sift, encapsulate. Recommended to take equivalent of half or quarter teaspoon on empty stomach, several times a day.
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GARRYA ELLIPTICA GARRYA is an easygoing evergreen shrub that is grown mainly for its fabulous display of flowers from December to February.
Garrya elliptica, also known as the silk tassel bush, is an evergreen shrub that performs best on a shady wall.
Fatsia flower heads could make pretty silvery baubles and you could gather fluffy material such as miscanthus flowers, old man's beard (clematis) or the lovely tassels of Garrya elliptica.
Fatsia flower heads could make pretty silvery baubles, and you could also gather fluffy material, such as miscanthus flowers, old man's beard (clematis) or the lovely tassels of Garrya elliptica.
GARRYA 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.
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.
Garrya 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.
Cotoneaster, pyracantha, garrya elliptica and ivies are useful for this.
Garrya elliptica 'James Roof' - with its beautiful grey-blue foliage and catkins - is also a shrub that can be grown against a wall.