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Comarostaphylis diversifolia ssp. planifolia (Channel island summer holly)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Comarostaphylis diversifolia ssp. planifolia

Comarostaphylis diversifolia (Parry) Greene ssp. planifolia (Jeps.) G. Wallace ex Thorne

Channel Island Summer Holly, Summer Holly

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Synonym(s): Comarostaphylis diversifolia var. planifolia


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 30 feet tall.
Fruit: Red.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul



Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Description: Well-drained.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA


Bibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski

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Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Comarostaphylis diversifolia ssp. planifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Comarostaphylis diversifolia ssp. planifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Comarostaphylis diversifolia ssp. planifolia


Record Modified: 2023-04-03
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