Prunus ilicifolia ssp. ilicifolia

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Hollyleaf Cherry

A California Native tree or shrub that can reach a height of 40' tall and 20' wide.  Small white and purple flowers bloom in the winter and spring.  It has dark purple berries and holly like leaves.  Can be used for bank stabilization and hedges.  

Plant with: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos species), Sagebrush (Artemisia species), California Encelia (Encelia californica), Buckwheat (Eriogonum species), Chaparral Mallow (Malacothamnus fasciculatus), Sage (Salvia species), Ceanothus speciesYucca speciesDudleya species, and cactus species

- Full sun to part shade

- Prefers well drained soil

- Water twice a month once established

- Attracts birds, bees, and butterflies

- Hardy up to 20 degrees