Rhamnus californica


Plant family: Rhamnaceae - Buckthorn


Plant type: Shrub

Plant origin: N/A, California

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Flower Color Cream, Green-Yellow
Blooming Season Spring
Height 5-15 feet
Spread 5-10 feet
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Chaparral, Coastal Strand, Oak Woodland, Woodland/Forest

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Decomposed Granite, Sandy Loam

Special Characteristic

Attracts Wildlife, Hedges and Screens, Tolerates Hard Frost

Plant Highlights

Rhamnus californica (now renamed Frangula california) is a fast-growing evergreen shrub that is found throughout California and beyond. Coffeeberry provides a beautiful. easy backdrop for your landscape, with dark green leaves and very attractive berries in the fall that are green to begin with then turn burgundy and then black. The flowers are not significant to our human eyes but a magnet for our native pollinators. New growth stems are a stunning red. Coffeeberry will grow in sun or part shade and is easy to establish. Loam, sandy loam soils are the preferred soil type and this plant is not recommended for heavy clay soils. Coffeberry is typically 10' at maturity but can reach 15' high and 6'-8' wide.

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