Garrya elliptica or Coast silk tassel. Milton, Otago, New Zealand Garrya elliptica at Milton, Otago, NZ; 21 Aug 2017. Native (endemic) to the coastal counties of California from Ventura County to southwestern Oregon. Winter flowering shrub or tree. The male plant is the most showy with long catkins. Calflora has a very cool Interactive Distribution Map that allows you to view Observations by County and to view individual Observation data. Click HERE for their Garrya elliptica map. Nigel Cowburn | Growplan (2017) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related 6 thoughts on “Garrya elliptica or Coast silk tassel. Milton, Otago, New Zealand” Add yours Thank you for the feed-back. I’ll see what happens over our winter, & hope for the best! Reply Thank you both! We moved here just over a year ago, so ‘inherited ‘ the tree. The garden was very overgrown then, & we called in some gardening help to prune & thin. They took out an old pear tree that was growing close to the Garrya, so wondering now if the roots could have been damaged then? Reply Quite likely if the pear was removed roots and all. Reply Lovely tree! We have a small one growing in our back garden, though it hasn’t looked so healthy over the summer, hope it picks up. Reply Hi Helen! Liz here. Nigel particularly liked this tree but its in a spot where conditions usually don’t favour a good photo. The other day he just happened to be in Milton at the right time! I hope your tree recovers its health! Reply Thanks Helen, Has anything changed in the vicinity of your Garrya in the last couple of years? Is the weather getting wetter? You say ‘small’ has it just been planted? Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.