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Lycium brevipes var. brevipes

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Species Name: Lycium brevipes var. brevipes
Common Name: Catalina Desert Thorn

This dense mounding shrub is good for screens, hedges and wildlife. Flowers are followed by showy red berries which attract birds.

Plant Family: Solanaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 8-12' H x 8-12' W
Growth Habit: Mounding shrub
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Moderate
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: White to lavender
Endangered?:
Distribution: South Coast, southern Channel Islands, wesern portions of Sonoran Desert
Natural Habitat: Coastal bluffs, slopes below 1800'

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