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Canyon Silktassel
Garrya veatchii
About Canyon Silktassel (Garrya veatchii) 4 Nurseries Carry This Plant Garrya veatchii is a species of flowering shrub known by the common names canyon silktassel and Veatch silktassel. It is native to the chaparral hills of southern California and Baja California. This is a small treelike or bushy shrub reaching maximum heights near two meters. It has oval-shaped leaves 3 to 9 centimeters long and about half as wide with margins flat, wavy, or slightly rolled, and undersides covered thinly to thickly in woolly hairs. It produces long, hanging flower clusters of light-colored flowers, those on female plants giving way to hanging clusters of fruits. The fruit is a spherical to egg-shaped berry covered in a soft coat of hairs.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type

3.5 - 7 ft tall

Landscaping Information
Full Sun


Common uses
Common uses

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
7*, 14*, 15, 16, 17, 18*, 19, 20, 21

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 6.6" - 68.9", Summer Precipitation: 0.14" - 2.66", Coldest Month: 33.6" - 54.1", Hottest Month: 57.8" - 79.6", Humidity: 0.78" - 30.10", Elevation: 36" - 8233"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Veatch Silktassel

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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