Garrya × thuretii Carr.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Garrya × thuretii' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/garrya/garrya-x-thuretii/). Accessed 2020-01-23.

Genus

Glossary

apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
axillary
Situated in an axil.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
hybrid
Plant originating from the cross-fertilisation of genetically distinct individuals (e.g. two species or two subspecies).
lanceolate
Lance-shaped; broadest in middle tapering to point.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.
pollen
Small grains that contain the male reproductive cells. Produced in the anther.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Garrya × thuretii' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/garrya/garrya-x-thuretii/). Accessed 2020-01-23.

A quick-growing, robust evergreen up to 15 ft high; branchlets stout, downy. Leaves narrow-oblong, 212 to 4 in. long, 1 to 114 in. wide, tapering equally to both ends, the apex ending in a short, abrupt tip; upper surface becoming glabrous and glossy, lower one covered with a greyish down; stalk 12 in. long. Catkins more or less erect, greyish, terminal and axillary, 112 to 3 in. long, with the bracts in pairs at 13 in. apart, ovate-lanceolate, pointed, and very hairy.

A hybrid raised about 1862 at Antibes by Gustave Thuret, who crossed G. fadyeni with the pollen of G. elliptica. This shrub is interesting but of little ornament. At Kew it is 12 ft high, and as hardy as the pollen parent. Where the winters are not severe it forms a large, vigorous bush, but is disfigured by exceptionally severe frost. It blossoms in June.


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