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Prunus ilicifolia var. ilicifolia

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Prunus ilicifolia var. ilicifolia
Prunus ilicifolia var. ilicifolia
Prunus ilicifolia var. ilicifolia fruit
Prunus ilicifolia var. ilicifolia fruit

Species Name: Prunus ilicifolia ssp. ilicifolia
Common Name: Holly-leaf Cherry

Tought and adaptable. Makes a good drought-tolerant hedge. Can be trained into a small tree. Reliable evergreen landscape plant. Excellent wildlife value.

Plant Family: Rosaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 15' H x 15' W
Growth Habit: Shrub or small tree
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow to establish, then fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Winter
Flower Color: White
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: North Coast Range, Central Western CA, Southwestern CA, Baja
Natural Habitat: Canyons, slopes, shrubland, woodland below 4,800'

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