Oemleria cerasiformis

Oemleria cerasiformis

oso berry



  • Deciduous shrub 6 to 20 feet tall
  • Grows in light shade to full sun
  • Needs moist, humus soils
  • One of the earliest natives to flower (late winter)
  • Both male and female plants are needed for pollination
  • Fruit is edible
  • Found in Molate, Bay hills, Diablo, Hamilton, Concord, Walnut Creek and Clayton sections
  • also reported in Altamont section

Mt. Diablo north, Tilden RP, Wildcat RP


1 gallon, 2 gallon, Deepot

pollinators Bees
pollinators Butterflies
dormancy Evergreen
bloom season Feb
features Fruits
sun Full Sun
pollinators Hummingbirds
water Low
bloom season Mar
water Mod
sun Part Shade
growth habit Upright
flower color White

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