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Garrya flavescens

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Species Name: Garrya flavescens
Common Name: Pale tassel bush

Attractive shrub for dry slopes. Drought tolerant once established. Tough plant! Showy 2 inch long catkins.

Plant Family: Garryaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 12' H x 10' W
Growth Habit: Large shrub
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 7000'
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: White catkins
Endangered?:
Distribution: Northwestern CA, Sierra Nevada, Central and Southwestern CA, Desert Mountains
Natural Habitat: Desert slopes, chaparral, pine/oak woodland. Elevation: 1950 - 7050'

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