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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.

Looks good with Evergreen Huckleberry, Gray Whale Cove.


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

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