Also known as:
- Rhamnus californica
- California Buckthorn
- California Coffeeberry
even moisture, regular, occasional, low, drought tolerant, dry in summer
sun, mostly sun, mostly shade
beneficial insects, birds, bees
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Description by: Keeping it Green Nursery
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Evergreen, oval dark green, glossy leaves, red fruit maturing dark blue . A choice small rounded schrub. Zone 7-9. 5', PNW, part shade-sun, moist-dry
Description by: The Watershed Nursery
An evergreen shrub that grows fast to 6-8?. It is called coffeeberry because its berries contain seeds which look like coffee beans. Coffeeberry is an excellent foliage plant with showy fruit. It's branches take on a beautiful reddish color and has beautiful deep green lustrous leaves, well suited to pruning and landscape work. This makes it an excellent choice for an informal hedge or to create a screen. Tiny flowers attract hummingbirds and native bees in spring. Berries go from green to red to chocolate in fall, and are consumed eagerly by birds. Great for a bird garden and butterfly garden. native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America. Caterpillar food source for the Gray Hairstreak and Pale Swallowtail and nectar source for many other butterflies. Berries are food source for many birds, including band-tailed pigeon. Rich nectar and pollen source for bees. The fruit is edible and sweet and was gathered by Native Americans for both food and medicinal usesThe bark has laxative properties similar to its relative cascara. Found in canyons, coastal, slopes. found in sandy and rocky places along the coast. Communitites located in Coastal Strand, Northern Coastal Scrub, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Redwood Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Joshua Tree Woodland, Creosote Bush Scrub Between 0 and 7545 feet.
Description by: Native Sons
Arroyo Grande, California
Variable shrub that may be upright and sprawling 3-15' or low and spreading when grown on coastal bluffs. Leaves are 1-3" long, shiny dark to dull green and paler beneath. Fragrant greenish-yellow blossoms are inconspicuous but attract a range of insects. Large, showy berries begin to form in summer and mature through a range of colors, green, then red, and finally black when ripe. Tough and adaptable, it is not particular to soil type and needs little water when established. Hardy to 0 °F. Western United States.