Theodore Payne California Native Plant Database

Garrya veatchii

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Species Name: Garrya veatchii
Common Name: Veatch Tassel Bush

Good background screen. Flowers appear as 1-2 inch long tassels in winter and spring. Does well in coastal and intermediate valley areas.

Plant Family: Garryaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 8' H x 6-8' W
Growth Habit: Shrub
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 5,000'
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: White catkins
Distribution: Outer South Coast Range, Southwestern CA
Natural Habitat: Chaparral between 750' and 5,000'


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