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Carolina Buckthorn (Rhamnus caroliniana)

Scientific Name: Rhamnus caroliniana
Available Size: 4-6′

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Description

Type: Deciduous shrub or small tree

Family: Rhamnaceae

Height:10-15 feet

Spread: 10-15 feet

Native Range: Eastern and Central US, in Missouri primarily south of Missouri RIver and throughout the Ozarks

Site Requirements:

Soil: adaptable to wide variety of soils

Water:medium

Sunlight needs: full sun to part shade

Tolerates: wet soil

Landscape use: Hedge, small specimen tree

Brief Description:  Somewhat insignificant, creamy-green flowers in small axillary clusters bloom in spring (May-June). Flowers are followed by edible berry-like drupes (1/3″ across) which ripen to a very showy red before finally maturing in September-October to black.. This species was originally discovered in South Carolina, hence the specific epithet. Despite the common name, this species does not have thorns.

Wildlife Benefits: Birds are very attracted to the fruit.

Possible Problems: No serious insect or disease problems.

Stand out Features: Beautiful, glossy dark green leaves

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