Rhamnus californica 'Eve Case' is a lower form of Rhamnus californica that grows slightly slower, and has a more refined and formal look. I think this form came from the bluffs of Big Sur as the plants there look a lot like 'Eve Case'. Rhamnus californica 'Eve Case' is useful for smaller gardens and coastal gardens but is also unusually drought tolerant. 'Eve Case' coffeeberry has survived without irrigation and is still lovely after 27 years of living on 20 inches average yearly rainfall. 'Eve Case' is hardy to about -5 degrees F. or a little lower,and I know has tolerated -4 degrees F. fine in one of our plantings. We have one planted in the coldest spot (called the 'tundra') on the nursery site. Rhamnus californica 'Eve Case' is an excellent evergreen ornamental shrub that can be used as a screen, background plant or focal point of a garden.
Eve Case is doing very well in a roadside planting in Lemoore.
(Ok, the name Rhamnus californica is being played with as Frangula californica.)
Rhamnus californica var. Eve Case tolerates clay.
Rhamnus californica var. Eve Case is great for a bird garden.
Foliage of Rhamnus californica var. Eve Case has color green and is evergreen.
Flower of Rhamnus californica var. Eve Case has color na.
Communities for Rhamnus californica var. Eve Case:Coastal Sage Scrub and Coastal Strand.