SelecTree: Tree Detail
JAMES ROOF SILKTASSEL
Garrya elliptica 'James Roof'
Photo Locations: Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden - Claremont, CA and Mendocino Botanical Garden - Fort Bragg, CA
Utility friendly tree.
This California native shrub or tree is fruitless.
Native to California.
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 12 - 15 feet.
Width: 8 - 12 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 40 to 150 years.
Leaves Elliptic, Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Showy. Green. Flowers in Winter.
Bark Dark Brown, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 4 - 9 and 14 - 21.
USDA Hardiness Zones 8 - 10.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Garrya elliptica 'James Roof' Tree Record." 1995-2019. Aug 21, 2019.
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