Rhamnus (Frangula) californica 'Eve Case'

Common Name:
Plant Type:
Evergreen shrub
Rhamnaceae (The Buckthorn Family)
Geographic Origin:
California Native?:
Plant Size:
5-6 feet high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Flower Color:
Sun or light shade
Most soils
Suggested Irrigation:
Occasional to little watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 10 degrees F. or less
This selection of coffeeberry is compact and of moderate growth, usually under 6 feet high. The stems are closely lined with flat 4 inch leaves, dark green and shiny on the upper surface. Its clusters of small, greenish yellow blossoms are fragrant but inconspicuous, and the berries that follow are unusually large, densely clustered and heavily tinged with red. Coffeeberry is adaptable and useful in a variety of landscape settings according to size and shape. Sun or light shade, many soils, occasional summer watering when established. Hardy to 15 deg.F or less. Introduced by the Saratoga Horticultural Foundation. Flowers are attractive to beneficial insects.