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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Comarostaphylis diversifolia (Parry) Greene
Synonyms: Comarostaphylis diversifolia ssp. diversifolia, Arctostaphylos diversifolia
USDA Symbol: codi3
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A slow-growing, evergreen shrub or tree to 20 ft. tall. Attractive features include shiny leaves, white flowers, red berries and shredded bark.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun
CA Native Distribution:
Coastal s. CA and adjacent Mex. Native Habitat:
Dry slopes; coastal chaparral USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: This plant will require five or more years to reach 5-10 ft.
PropagationDescription: Propagation by seed is possible. Fresh seed requires no treatment.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CANative Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
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Record Modified: 2009-02-20
Research By: TWC Staff