Frangula californica var. californica

Frangula californica var. californica

California coffeeberry



  • Attractive evergreen medium to large shrub 6 to 15 feet
  • In fall, berries are green ripening to orange-red to black
  • Young leaves are light green and mature to dark green
  • Leaf edges curl under during dry summers to conserve moisture
  • Buds in clusters
  • Flowers are white with a star shape, emerging from green
  • Found in Molate, Bay hills, Diablo and Hamilton sections

Chabot RP, El Sobrante, Huckleberry RP, Mt. Diablo, Mt. Diablo north, Mt. Diablo upper, Redwood RP, Tilden RP, Wildcat RP


1 gallon, 2 gallon, 4 inch, 5 gallon, Deepot

pollinators Bees
pollinators Birds
pollinators Butterflies
dormancy Evergreen
features Fruits
sun Full Sun
flower color Green
bloom season Jun
water Low
bloom season May
habitat Mixed evergreens
habitat Oak woodland
sun Part Shade
soil Poor
growth habit Upright

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