Joy Creek Nursery

452-004D4   Rhamnus californica 'Seaview'     ( Coffee berry )

Rhamnus californica 'Seaview'
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This fine evergreen shrub was introduced by the legendary Sarotoga Horticultural Foundation in its efforts to promote California native plants. Although the literature says that Rhamnus californica 'Seaview' grows three-feet tall and six-feet wide, we have found that it reaches about 5 feet tall and wide in our garden, perhaps due to regular watering. The flowers emerge in axilary clusters and, although they are quite small, they attract all kinds of pollinators. Fruits are a little larger than a quarter-inch in diameter. They begin green and mature to red and finally black. They are beloved by small mammals and birds. The leaves are oblong in shape, mid-green in color and, at first glance, look smooth with a dull gloss. However,a closer examination reveals that their veins are recessed and the leaves have a slightly puckered feel. Use this shrub in a low-water garden or a pollinator garden.

Late spring, early summer.  5 ft. x 6 ft.

Cream flowers

Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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