Prunus ilicifolia ssp. lyonii

Catalina Cherry

Plant family: Rosaceae - Rose


Plant type: Tree

Plant origin: N/A, California, Horticultural Selection

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24 inch box natural 0   N/A
Fifteen Gallon 9   139.00
One Gallon 37   14.99
Five gallon - Natural 0   44.99
D-40 0   14.99

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Flower Color White
Blooming Season
Height 15-25 feet
Spread 5-10 feet
Sun / Shade   
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Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub

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Clay, Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam

Special Characteristic

Autumn Foliage, Edible , Exceptional Fragrance, Fire Resistance, Hedges and Screens, Important to Native People, Slope Stabilizer, Tolerant of Clay Soil

Plant Highlights

The Catalina Cherry is a species Native to the Channel Islands, but does well in well drained, sun to part-shade areas. The white, catkin like flowers bloom from March to June and set to deep purple to black fruits in the Fall. The shrubs can be pruned into trees, developing an attractant for birds, bees, and pollinators throughout the seasons. The leaves are a light green, with slighlty cerrated edges, and leathery to the touch.It requires deep watering monthly once established, and is resistance to drought and frost.

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