Rhamnus californica 'Eve Case' (Frangula c.) is a fast-growing evergreen California native shrub that can vary in habit depending on location. Coastal plants may have a low spreading habit, while woodland plants may have an upright habit. Leaves can be either dull green or shiny dark green. Inconspicuous flowers are fragrant. Large, showy berries, resembling the fruit of the coffee plant, begin to develop in summer, maturing from green to red to black in color that make a good food source for backyard birds. Tolerant of most soil types. Tough and adaptable. 'Eve Case' is a dense compact variety of Coffeeberry growing to 6-8 feet tall and wide but can be pruned to maintain a smaller size. Leaves are broader, flatter, and brighter than those of the species. Drought tolerant.