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Rhamnus californica 'Little Sur'

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Species Name: Rhamnus californica 'Little Sur'
Common Name: Little Sur Coffeeberry

This selection does best in coastal regions. Compact dark green shrub makes an excellent foundation hedge or background plant. Berries are attractive (but not edible) turning from red to purple to black.

Plant Family: Rhamnaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 3-4' H x 3-4' W
Growth Habit: Mounded
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-drained
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: White
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Selected for the garden
Natural Habitat: Selected for the garden

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