Frangula californica | Coffeeberry, California Buckhorn

(Rhamnus californica)

This large shrub has a mounding and rounded growth habit. The common name Coffeeberry is due to its berries contain seeds that look like coffee beans. The berries are more of an attraction than its flowers, becoming red, then purple then black, and are loved by birds. Canopy coverage: 50 square feet.

Water Requirement: very low, low

Sun Exposure: partial shade, full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to 10F

Growth Rate: fast

Height: 15 feet high

Width: 8 feet wide


Foliage Color: dark green

Flower Color: white, green, cream

Flower Season: spring, summer

Wildlife: bees, birds, butterflies