About Rhamnus californica ‘Eve Case’ (Coffeeberry)
This California native is called Rhamnus californica ‘Eve Case’ or commonly as Coffeeberry. It is a hardy, evergreen, drought tolerant shrub that is adaptable to a variety of climate conditions. It sports broad, 3″ long dark green, leathery leaves that contrast against its reddish brown stems. Small inconspicuous cream colored flowers emerge in the spring that are then followed by green berries that turn burgundy with age. It considered a compact shrub reaching an average landscape size of 4-8′ tall by 4′ wide and has a rounded growth habit.
Planting and Care Instructions
Plant Rhamnus californica Eve Case in well-draining soil in an area that receives full sun to part shade. After planting, water regularly to establish a healthy root system then, reduce watering frequency. As a drought tolerant shrub this plant requires minimal watering unless during periods of extreme heat. Prune for shape or to control size.
Landscape Design Ideas
Featuring densely packed foliage, the Coffeeberry shrub looks great when used as a backdrop or as a medium sized privacy screen. As a fast grower this shrub can be planted along a stone or cement path to add interest.
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