Garrya fremontii

Quinine Bush

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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour






Skill level


photo by Paul Debois, copyright GAP Photos (23436)

Plant details

This species is uncommon in cultivation and generally not as valued. Like the other species, male plants have the longest and most attractive catkins.

Family: Garryaceae

Genus: Garrya

Species: fremontii

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Grey

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 400cm

Spread: 300cm

Time to plant seeds: October to March

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