GARRYA is an easygoing evergreen shrub that is grown mainly for its fabulous display of flowers from December to February.
PLANT of the week Garrya elliptica
Garrya is an easygoing evergreen shrub that is grown mainly for its fabulous display of flowers from December to February.
, 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
, 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.
'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.
is another fast-growing shrub, come climber.
'James Roof' - with its beautiful grey-blue foliage and catkins - is also a shrub that can be grown against a wall.