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catkin

an INFLORESCENCE usually in the form of a pendulous spike of unisexual, much-reduced flowers, e.g. the male catkin of hazel, which produces pollen to be distributed by the wind.
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Catkins have always fascinated me, and as part of our continued work to develop the garden and offer year round interest to our visitors, we have now created an unique area dedicated to catkins.
He found that only the diet, composed of either catkins o r leaves, mattered.
TOP PRICE: Maiden heifer Bailea Catkin, which sold for 22,000gns
CREATE THE LOOK Combine with traditional Japanese plants such as bamboo, which provide an evergreen backdrop for the silver catkins.
In your case I would take off a few selective branches rather than trim it to shape all over and you'll only lose a few catkins.
It has elegant catkins that arrive in mid-winter and last until early spring.
In February the stems will be further decorated by the 5cm (2in) long pale yellow hazel catkins.
Garrya elliptica is a handsome evergreen shrub with olive green foliage and long greyish green catkins in January and February.
In the sunlight the ducklings looked like golden catkins dusted with brown pollen.
The three most common members of the family, hazel, birch and alder, are all in flower, male catkins dangling and dancing in the slightest breeze, and tiny female flowers, green on birch, red on alder and hazel, await the wind blown pollen which turns them into cones on birches and alders and nuts on hazels.
This resilient, slow-growing shrub bears a mass of catkins in early spring and its unusual twisted stems and branches will be a real feature in your garden.