This one is a Garrya Elliptica

Native to California and Oregon, one found it’s way to Longford, Tasmania.

I cycle past this one any day I ride the Brompton to the shops – a couple of times a week to get papers and milk for Latte making.  It’s looking it’s best at the moment.

Also known as Silktassle Bush, you can see why.

Now to go find a good looking gum tree.

A bloke cycling in (mainly) Tasmania

8 response to "This one is a Garrya Elliptica"

    • By: Tony Cullimore Posted: August 7, 2019

      Good for the compost heap! We get a lot of the neighbour’s tree droppings which end up in our compost heap. It’s good to have “borrowed” garden scenery but ir does create work. Luckily the GE is away from our boundary.

  1. By: Scooter Posted: August 6, 2019

    An Oregon native? I’ve never seen this tree, that I’m aware of, but then I’m not sure I’ve been down in this part of the state when it would be in bloom. Thanks for the education.

    • By: Tony Cullimore Posted: August 7, 2019

      OK – Wikipedia and a couple of other garden sites told me “Oregon”. Maybe it’s fake news.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: August 6, 2019

    That is one cool tree!

  3. By: The Navigator Posted: August 7, 2019

    Gorgeous – but I agree with Janet, how messy would that be! I wonder if I would be allergic to it….

    • By: Tony Cullimore Posted: August 7, 2019

      Allergic. Maybe not. I am allergic to Privet and cyanosis among other things but haven’t noticed any reaction to GE. Luckily.

  4. By: NancyG Posted: August 11, 2019

    Very interesting and nice shot of the Silktassles.

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