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Comarostaphylils diversifolia

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Comarostaphylils diversifolia

Species Name: Comarostaphylis diversifolia
Common Name: San Diego Summer Holly

Little seen, but highly attractive shrub for chaparral or woodland garden. Shiny leaves, beautiful bark, and red berries attract birds. Water deeply once a month in the summer. Recommended as specimen.

Plant Family: Ericaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 10' H x 8' W
Growth Habit: Upright and broad
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun; Inland: Part sun"
Soil Preference: Well-draining, rocky
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 10 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: White
Endangered?: List 1B/RED 2-2-2
Distribution: South Coast, Peninsular Range, Northern Baja
Natural Habitat: Dry slopes in coastal Chaparral

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