tree, shrub

Comarostaphylis diversifolia | Summer Holly

An uncommon California native grown as a low maintenance tree or shrub. Known to have a very slow growth rate. Spring flowers that look like tiny white bells are followed by bumpy, red fruit. Accepts full sun only along the coast; in hotter locations provide afternoon shade. Requires zero summer watering after plants live through their first year. Canopy coverage: 79 square feet.

Water Requirement: very low, low

Sun Exposure: partial shade

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to 5F

Growth Rate: slow

Height: 18 feet high

Width: 10 feet wide


Foliage Color: dark green

Flower Color: white

Flower Season: spring

Wildlife: birds, hummingbirds