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.

Garrya elliptica (pollen bearing catkins). (1/2).

Fig. 424. - Garrya elliptica (pollen-bearing catkins). (1/2).