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Rhamnus californica


One of the most emblematic of California native plants, coffeeberry is a lustrous evergreen growing to 10 feet tall and wide in full sun. Flowers insignificant; berries are highly attractive to birds. This ranks among the best choices for a beautiful, locally-appropriate, low-maintenance, drought-tolerant shrub.

Rhamnus californica 'Eve Case'
This a somewhat more compact coastal cultivar of an excellent medium/small evergreen native shrub. Clean green glossy leaves & berries for wildlife.

Rhamnus californica 'Mound San Bruno'
Smaller leaves and a more dense compact habit than the common wild form

Rhamnus californica 'Leatherleaf'
Distinctive large dark leathery leaves resemble a Rhododendron.

Rhamnus californica 'Sea View'
Ground cover form of the species.



Montara Mountain in full bloom.

'Slender Curls' from Gray Whale Cove with leaves narrow and curved in/cupped and dark-topped like 'Leatherleaf'

Looks good with Evergreen Huckleberry, Gray Whale Cove.

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