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SUMMER HOLLY
Comarostaphylis diversifolia

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Photo Locations: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Needs good drainage.

Native to Coastal Southern California and Baja California.

Family: Ericaceae

Tree Characteristics

Rounded Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 10 - 20 feet.

Width: 5 - 10 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 40 to 150 years.

Leaves Ovate, Glossy Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Showy. White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Prolific, Red Berry, Very Small (Under 0.25 inches), fruiting in Spring or Summer.

Bark Light Gray, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 7 - 9 and 14 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 10.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Aphids.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Biogenic Emissions considered Low.

Fire Resistance is Favorable.

Attracts Birds.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Comarostaphylis diversifolia Tree Record." 1995-2019. May 26, 2019.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/comarostaphylis-diversifolia >

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