This section is from the book "Commercial Gardening Vol4", by John Weathers (the Editor). Also available from Amazon: Commercial Gardening, A Practical & Scientific Treatise For Market Gardeners.
A pretty North American evergreen shrub with leathery leaves and yellowish-green catkins from November to February. The pollen-bearing (male) plant (fig. 424) is handsomer than the seed-bearing one. Grows in any good garden soil in sheltered spots, and is raised from cuttings or layers.
Fig. 424. - Garrya elliptica (pollen-bearing catkins). (1/2).