Aralia californica

Aralia californica


  • Widely branched evergreen tree reaching 16 to 80 feet tall
  • Clusters of white bell-shaped flowers hang on branch ends
  • Rough-coated orange-red berries remain on the tree most of the winter and provide food for robins, cedar waxwings, mockingbirds, acorn woodpeckers, Steller’s jays, towhees, flickers, band-tailed pigeons, and others
  • The attractive reddish bark splits as the tree grows, revealing a new green or gold layer
  • Host plant for larva of western brown elfin butterfly
  • Host to Phytophthora ramorum, the organism that causes SOD, so it may not be transported into unaffected counties
  • Found in Molate, Bay hills, Diablo and Hamilton sections

Huckleberry RP, Orinda


1 gallon, Deepot

bloom season Aug
pollinators Bees
pollinators Birds
pollinators Butterflies
growth habit Clumping
flower color Cream
sun Full Shade
soil Good
bloom season Jul
bloom season Jun
water Mod
soil Moderate
habitat Oak woodland
sun Part Shade
habitat Riparian
dormancy winter

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