Summer Holly

Summer Holly Plant Information


Summer Holly grows in the following 1 states:

California

It is native to Southern California and northern Baja California, where it grows in coastal chaparral habitat.Comarostaphylis diversifolia, known by the common names summer holly and California comarostaphylos, is a species of shrub in the heath family.

Comarostaphylis diversifolia is an erect shrub which can exceed 4 metres (13ft) in height. Its bark is gray and shreddy and the tough, evergreen leaves are oval in shape and sometimes toothed.
The inflorescence is a raceme of urn-shaped flowers very similar to those of the related shrubs, the manzanitas. The fruit is a bright red, juicy drupe with a bumpy skin.
There are two subspecies:

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