Look for us at the Monarch Joint Venture Annual Conference Nov 7-9, 2017

Frangula californica
(sold as cv Leatherleaf)

Family: Rhamnaceae

Common names: BUCKTHORN, COFFEEBERRY

Synonym: Rhamnus californica cv leatherleaf

Native to: California

Plant

Type: shrub

Forms: erect, spreading

Leaves evergreen

Max height: 13 feet

Max width: 13 feet

Flower

blue/green, yellow

Leaf

green

Horticulture

Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly, bird

Plant part consumed by birds: fruit

Plant features: evergreen, self-sows, weedy

Exposure: part shade, sun

Landscape use: hedge or edging

Weedy

Propagates by: seed

flowers in spring

flowers in summer

Soil type: wide range

USDA Zone: zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: +20 to +30 °F

Water: moderate

  • Rhamnus californica cv leatherleaf 2 2
  • Rhamnus californica cv leatherleaf 2
  • Rhamnus californica cv leatherleaf 3
  • Rhamnus californica cv leatherleaf