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Products > Prunus ilicifolia ssp lyonii
 
Prunus ilicifolia ssp lyonii - Catalina Cherry
  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Rosaceae (Roses)
Origin: Channel Islands (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Spring
Synonyms: [Prunus lyonii]
Height: 15-25 feet
Width: 10-15 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Prunus ilicifolia ssp lyonii (Catalina Cherry) - This subspecies of Holly Leaf Cherry is typically used as a large shrub although it has a more tree-like habit than the species. In cultivation is is often seen growing to 12- 25 feet but is able to attain 40 feet in habitat. It is native to the Channel Islands off the coast of California. The leaves, ovate to 2-5 inches long, are broader and not as stiff or spiny as the Holly Leaf Cherry and the white flower clusters, borne in racemes to 2-5 inches long in late spring, are twice as long. Black fruits are attractive to birds. Plant in full or part sun. Drought tolerant. Reportedly resistant to Armillaria (Oak Root Fungus).  This description is based on our research and observations of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or have additional cultural tips that would aid others growing Prunus ilicifolia ssp lyonii .
 
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