- any ornamental catkin-bearing evergreen shrub of the North American genus Garrya: family Garryaceae
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.
At the western end, the only part which is in shade for the greater part of the day, is a Garrya elliptica.
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.Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs
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