Prunus ilicifolia lyonii

Catalina Cherry

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Shrubs

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Medium

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 15-25' x15-20'

Natural Growth Habit: Upright

Native To: California

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Low Water

Flower Color: White

Bloom Time: Spring

Special Features: Attracts Birds/Butterflies / Drought Resistant / Hedge

Container Sizes: #15, 24" Box

Sunset Garden Zones: 5-9, 12-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 9-10

A Bit More

A native to the Channel Islands off the California coast, the Catalina Cherry is a nice medium-sized shrub/tree that has a narrow habit. In the spring, white flowers appear before producing black cherries. But don’t count on a cherry crop – while the fruit is edible, the seed size makes it suitable for birds. Named after California’s first State Forester, William Lyon, Prunus ilicifolia lyonii is summer dry/drought tolerant and tolerant of coastal and seaside conditions. Cold hardy to 20° F, Catalina Cherry grows 15-20’ tall and wide and makes a good screen plant.

A Bit More

A native to the Channel Islands off the California coast, the Catalina Cherry is a nice medium-sized shrub/tree that has a narrow habit. In the spring, white flowers appear before producing black cherries. But don’t count on a cherry crop – while the fruit is edible, the seed size makes it suitable for birds. Named after California’s first State Forester, William Lyon, Prunus ilicifolia lyonii is summer dry/drought tolerant and tolerant of coastal and seaside conditions. Cold hardy to 20° F, Catalina Cherry grows 15-20’ tall and wide and makes a good screen plant.