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Hoary Coffeeberry
Frangula californica ssp. tomentella
  
About Hoary Coffeeberry (Frangula californica ssp. tomentella) 7 Nurseries Carry This Plant Hoary Coffeeberry (Rhamnus tomentella) is a native shrub that grows in northern, southern and central California. It tends to grow at elevations from 0-7500 feet.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Shrub

Size
Size
20 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Cream, Brown

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Summer

Wildlife Supported
 


Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture
Moisture
Low

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Medium

Soil Description
Soil Description
Prefers coarse to medium-textured soils

Common uses
Common uses
Bank Stabilization, Hedges, Bird Gardens, Bee Gardens

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
7, 8, 9, 14, 15*, 16*, 17*, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22*, 23*, 24*

Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 3.8" - 89.1", Summer Precipitation: 0.13" - 3.30", Coldest Month: 27.0" - 55.1", Hottest Month: 45.9" - 81.6", Humidity: 0.37" - 33.82", Elevation: -110" - 11081"

Alternative Names
Botanical Names: Rhamnus tomentella,Rhamnus tomentella ssp. tomentella
Common Names: California Buckthorn


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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