This dense, fast-growing evergreen shrub can grow up to 12 feet! An extremely drought and disease resistant plant, it grows in the rocky limestone hills and canyons in the Edwards Plateau. You can identify it by its thick, leathery, dark green, oval leaves that are flat or slightly wavy. Try distinguishing between a male and female silk-tassel! The male plant has light-green drooping flower stems resembling tassels of corn silk. The female plants produce clusters of small purple-black fruit, edible to small animals and birds only. Try not to miss this unique plant bloom in the spring!