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Garrya fremontii

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Species Name: Garrya fremontii
Common Name: Fremont Silk Tassel Bush

Considered one of the most desirable of the silk tassels for the garden. Makes a beautiful tall hedge or screen. Flowers appear as masses of 2 inch long tassels in winter and spring.

Plant Family: Garryaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 10' H x 8-10' W
Growth Habit: Shrub
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 7,000'
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: White catkins
Endangered?:
Distribution: Northwestern CA, Cascade Range, n. Sierra Nevada Foothills, n. and central High Sierra, Sacramento Valley, San Francisco Bay, Peninsular Ranges
Natural Habitat: Chaparral, foothill woodland from 1,000' to 7,000'

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