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Catalina Cherry Prunus ilicifolia ssp. lyonii One Gallon Size

Catalina Cherry Prunus ilicifolia ssp. lyonii One Gallon Size

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Catalina Cherry Prunus ilicifolia ssp. lyonii One Gallon Size

Catalina Cherry is a native tree that grows in Southern and Central California, primarily in the Channel Islands region. though with some specimens in the coastal Southern California mainland. It is fast growing once established, and moderately long-lived. It grows in an upright form to a height of 40 feet, with active growth during the spring, summer, fall. Older trees are said to resemble Coast Live Oak.

Flowers are white and striking, and bloom in the late spring. Leaves are medium green, shiny, and remain on the plant throughout the year. The fruit is edible but is best left to the birds. The fruits stain concrete so be careful where you place it. It tends to grow in slopes, at elevations from 0-2000 feet.

This plant is fairly easy to grow, and will tolerate summer water once or twice a month. It does well in either sun or part shade, and can handle a wide variety of soils. It hybridizes readily with the other subspecies, and most trees sold in nurseries are probably of hybrid origin.

You will receive one well rooted plant.  It will be shipped with the roots wrapped in damp paper towels and with plastic and ready to plant upon arrival. The plant will be between 10 to 12 inches in height with well-developed roots.  These plants have been growing in one gallon containers.

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