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Catalina Cherry
Scientific Name: Prunus ilicifolia ssp. lyonii (Eastw.) Raven
Synonym: Prunus integrifolia, Cerasus lyonii, Prunus lyonii
Family: Rosaceae
Catalina Cherry (Prunus  ilicifolia ssp. lyonii)
Catalina Cherry (as Prunus integrifolia), U.S.D.A. Forest Service Collection, Courtesy of the Hunt Institute
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 7-9,12-24
USDA: 8-10

Frost Tolerance: Young plants are damaged or killed at 20F (-7C) or below

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part sun

Origin: California Channel's Islands

Growth Habits: Evergreen tree, 25 to 45 feet tall (7.5-13.5 m), 30 feet spread (9 m)

Watering Needs: Little water, drought and wind resistant

Propagation: Seeds, tip cuttings under mist in winter, layering

Can be used for hedges.

Blooming Habits:
Narrow spikes of white flowers, mid spring.

Fruiting Habits:
Red to black edible fruit, up to 1.2 inches in diameter (3 cm), with a thick, sweet flesh.

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