Comarostaphylis diversifolia Comarostaphylis diversifolia, Summer Holly, is great for birds. Comarostaphylis diversifolia
Common Name Summer Holly
Latin Name Comarostaphylis diversifolia
Native Habitat California chaparral from 300 to 2,000 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once per month at most
Height X Width Maximum 18 feet X 15 feet
Protective Mechanism Serrated edges on leaves
Leaves Thick evergreen leaves
Garden Suitability Songbird, Hummingbird
Ornamental Value White cup shaped flowers May and June followed by edible red berries
Nature Value Berries eaten by wildlife, hummingbirds use flowers
Native American Uses Berries eaten
Links  
    Image http://www.callutheran.edu/gf/plants/category/gar-3848.htm
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=2310
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CODI3
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/214.htm
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=COMAR
  Endangered species in natural habitat
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