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What tree/shrub is this please?


By David

Fife, Scotland Sco

I spotted this small tree with its dangling blooms last Sunday. Does anyone recognise it?




wow that is lovely

19 Feb, 2008


It's a Garrya elliptica - most Nurseries/Garden Centres sell them. You can prune it to keep it as a shrub, but as you've seen they would otherwise grow quite big!

19 Feb, 2008


Check out my plants David - it'll tell you how to grow it

19 Feb, 2008


What is the zone for this plant?

19 Feb, 2008


All the literature says a zone 8.

19 Feb, 2008


Many thanx, Spritz, am off to check your growing instructions, Andrewr - thank you. Guess I live in a zone 8, thanx Maple and Gaiashelly. This pic was taken at Kellie Castle last Sunday so it is in flower now. Will be able to upload and label the pic now.

19 Feb, 2008


Thanx for posting the growing/pruning guide, Andrewr. Yours are beautiful. I think one of these at the front of our house would be great. Glad I discovered this one.

19 Feb, 2008

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