Rhamnus californica


Plant family: Rhamnaceae - Buckthorn


Plant type: Shrub

Plant origin: N/A, California

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One Gallon 117   16.99
Five gallon - Natural 30   59.95

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Flower Color Cream, Green, White
Blooming Season
Height 5-15 feet
Spread 10-15 feet
Sun / Shade   
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Wildlife Friendliness Rating
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Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Coastal Strand, Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland

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Decomposed Granite, Sandy Loam

Special Characteristic

Fire Resistance, Good in Containers, Hedges and Screens, Important to Native People, Slope Stabilizer

Plant Highlights

The California bockthorn, or coffeberry plant, due to its similarity in seed structure to a coffee bean, is native to all of California and Southern Oregon. This evergreen shrub has dark red bark with long, dark, and dull green leaves. The small white and green flowers grow in clusters from 5-60 in a bunch.The small berries turn red, then purple, then black as spring progresses.

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