Rhamnus californica ‘Leatherleaf’

Leatherleaf California Coffeeberry

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: 5-8' x 6-8'

Natural Growth Habit: Mounding

Native To: California

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade

Water: Low Water

Flower Color: Green / Insignificant / White

Bloom Time: Spring

Special Features: Deer Resistant / Drought Resistant

Container Sizes: #3

Sunset Garden Zones: 3-10, 14-24, H1, H2

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 7-10

A Bit More

Named after its summer berries that resemble the source of your favorite cup of joe, Coffeeberry, or Rhamnus californica, is a native shrub that ranges along the coast from southern Oregon, inland to New Mexico, and down to the Baja peninsula. Coffeeberry is a gracious garden hostess to a variety of wildlife. After a discreet bloom of spring flowers that attract beneficial insects, showy green berries appear that turn red then black as they ripen. If you are a bird lover, plant Coffeeberry to provide shelter of medium- to dark-green leaves as well as reliable summer forage. Rhamnus californica is hardy to 5° F and drought tolerant once established. This sturdy shrub owes its wide range to its adaptablity to a variety of soil types and sun conditions and thus is useful in many environments.

Growing to 5-8’ tall and 6-8’ wide, ‘Leatherleaf’ Coffeeberry has darker green leaves than the species that curl under at the margins.

A Bit More

Named after its summer berries that resemble the source of your favorite cup of joe, Coffeeberry, or Rhamnus californica, is a native shrub that ranges along the coast from southern Oregon, inland to New Mexico, and down to the Baja peninsula. Coffeeberry is a gracious garden hostess to a variety of wildlife. After a discreet bloom of spring flowers that attract beneficial insects, showy green berries appear that turn red then black as they ripen. If you are a bird lover, plant Coffeeberry to provide shelter of medium- to dark-green leaves as well as reliable summer forage. Rhamnus californica is hardy to 5° F and drought tolerant once established. This sturdy shrub owes its wide range to its adaptablity to a variety of soil types and sun conditions and thus is useful in many environments.

Growing to 5-8’ tall and 6-8’ wide, ‘Leatherleaf’ Coffeeberry has darker green leaves than the species that curl under at the margins.