SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Utility friendly tree.
Needs good drainage.
Native to Coastal Southern California and Baja California.
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.
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.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Comarostaphylis diversifolia Tree Record." 1995-2019. May 26, 2019.
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