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Garrya buxifolia

Garrya buxifolia A. Gray

Boxleaf Silk Tassel, Boxleaf Silktassel, Dwarf Silktassel

Garryaceae (Silk Tassel Family)


USDA Symbol: GABU2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Up to about 10 feet tall.
Fruit: Dark blue to black.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr


Native Habitat: Serpentine, chaparral, yellow-pine forests.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Garrya buxifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Garrya buxifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Garrya buxifolia


Record Modified: 2020-05-14
Research By: CBR

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