Frangula californica 'Leatherleaf' | Leatherleaf Coffeeberry

(Rhamnus californica 'Leatherleaf')

This shrub has a mounding growth habit. Its dark green foliage is very dark green, almost black. Common name Coffeeberry stems from the fact that its berries contain seeds that look like coffee beans. The berries are more of an attraction than the flowers, becoming red, then purple then black, and are loved by birds. Canopy coverage: 28 square feet.

Water Requirement: very low, low

Sun Exposure: partial shade, full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to 10F

Growth Rate: fast

Height: 6 feet high

Width: 6 feet wide


Foliage Color: dark green

Flower Color: white, green, cream

Flower Season: spring, summer

Wildlife: bees, birds, butterflies