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Prunus ilicifolia var. lyonii

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

Species Name: Prunus illicifolia ssp. lyonii
Common Name: Catalina Cherry

Small tree with shiny green leaves. Edible fruit that are also favored by birds, wildlife. Tolerates garden care and watering.

Plant Family: Rosaceae
Plant Type: Tree
Height by Width: 10-40' H x 15' W
Growth Habit: Upright, tall
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow to establish, then fast
Sun Exposure: Sun or part shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 25 degrees F
Flower Season: April-May
Flower Color: White
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Channel Islands, Baja
Natural Habitat: Chaparral woodland below 2000'

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