Garrya flavescens

Garrya flavescens

ashy silk tassel

Silk tassel


  • Evergreen shrub 6 to 10 feet tall with elliptical shaped leaves
  • This plant is dioecious: The male and female plants have long hanging clusters of creamy flowers in spring.
  • The flowers on the female plant give way to clusters of purple woolly berries.
  • This silk tassel grows in dry forest, hot woodlands and chaparral
  • Established plants are drought tolerant and deer resistant
  • Found in Diablo and Hamilton sections

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