Prunus ilicifolia ssp. ilicifolia

Hollyleaf Cherry

Plant family: Rosaceae - Rose


Plant type: Tree

Plant origin: N/A, California

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Fifteen Gallon 36   139.00
One Gallon 0   14.99
Five gallon - Natural 2   44.99

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Flower Color White
Blooming Season
Height 5-15 feet
Spread 10-15 feet
Sun / Shade   
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Coastal Strand

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Clay, Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam

Special Characteristic

Autumn Foliage, Edible , Exceptional Fragrance, Fire Resistance, Good in Containers, Hedges and Screens, Important to Native People, Slope Stabilizer

Plant Highlights

The Holly-Leaf Cherry is a large, evergreen tree or shrub that is slow to establish, but grows fast and sets full in the winter with ping-pong ball sized, burgundy-red fruits. The white flowers are in bloom in the early to late fall and provide a beautiful turn of season. Bees and Butterflies frequent the trees in the fall and bird like its shade and fruit. The leaves are a wrinkled, leathery texture o dark green and are similar to holly leaves, hence the name. If pruned to a tree, they can reach up to 15 ft, providing shade in the early fall heat waves, needing a little extra water in the late summer to fall.

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