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any ornamental catkin-bearing evergreen shrub of the North American genus Garrya: family Garryaceae
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C19: named after Nicholas Garry (1781–1856), an officer of the Hudson's Bay Company
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  • Beyond the garrya, in the extreme angle, is a Clematis montana.

    Wood and Garden Gertrude Jekyll
  • At the western end, the only part which is in shade for the greater part of the day, is a garrya elliptica.

    Wood and Garden Gertrude Jekyll
  • It is well to bear in mind that there are male and female plants of the garrya, and that the former is the more ornamental.

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