Frangula californica (syn. Rhamnus californica.) Coffeeberry. California and SW Oregon
RHAMNACEAE (Buckthorn family)
Shrub, to 5 feet tall for the cultivar 'Eve Case' normally planted on campus, the species can achieve the stature of a small tree, as seen at Jasper Ridge. The berries rippen in the winter and can be marble-sized, Green to red to black. Once established it performs well without irrigation. Locations: North-South Mall; Sierra Mall; Dohrman Grove; Stauffer Chemistry; Gilbert Hall.
Illustrations (links open new windows): Jasper Ridge plant photo archive http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=jrbp Frangula californicaAdditions/Revisions: This is a new entry, not in book.
Name derivation, genus | speciesRelated material: Stanford Grounds Plant Information Sheet. List No.13, p. 7: