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Plant Description

Origin: Native  Similar Species: Garrya wrightii
General Description: Evergreen. Shrub or small tree. Separate male and female (dioecious) plants produce long hanging clusters of flowers. Female flowers give way to bunches or clusters of spherical berries covered in hairs.
Identification notes: Evergreen, many-branched shrub; leaves opposite, oval-shaped, densely hairy beneath, tip acute, margin is entire; clustered flowers, male and female flowers on separate plants, bracts united; fruit in long clusters, covered with silky hairs.
Height: 6 to 12 feet     Width: 6 to 10 feet


Habitat

Habitat Description: Found in areas of desert scrub, chaparral, and pine-oak forest.
Plant Communities: Desert Scrub, Interior Chaparral, Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest
Elevation: 2500 - 7000 feet


Flowers

Color: White   Shape: Bell-shaped in elongated clusters    Tubular: Y   Flowering Period: Feb - Apr
Description: Small flowers are produced on silky drooping spikes 4 inches long, lacking petals, appearing late winter to early spring.


Leaves

Leaf Color: Grayish-green   Type: Simple   Shape: Round or oval   Margin: Smooth   Attachment: Opposite   Hairs: Top and bottom of leaves
Description: The leaves are oval-shaped, 3 to 4 inches long and about half as wide. The underside may be hairless to very hairy and pale dusty gray.


Fruit

Color: Purplish   Type: Berry-like   Description: Fruit consists of round berries borne in pairs on 1 to 3 inch long tassels, individual berries to 1/2 inch in diameter, purplish and silky-haired.


Bark/Branches

Bark Color: Grayish-brown   Bark Texture (Mature): Rough   Bark and Branch Description: Young bark is grayish-white (ashy) with brown stripes and smooth, becoming grayish-brown and rough in older bark.
Spines, thorns or prickles: N

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