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Rhamnus caroliniana

Indian Cherry; Carolina Buckthorn

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Rhamnus caroliniana (Indian Cherry; Carolina Buckthorn)

A small tree or shrub with dark-green, lustrous leaves that bears beautiful, sweet, round fruit that ripens red to black from August through October. In the fall, the foliage is yellow to orange yellow and will sometime last into the winter. This underutiized species is fabulous in any landscape.

Additional Information:


Height
15-25 Feet

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Spread
10-15 Feet

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USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Serviceberry (Amelanchier arborea), Wild Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens), Witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana), Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)

Characteristics & Attributes

Nature Attracting

Songbird

Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)
Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

Moderate

Sun Exposure

Medium Sun/Average Shade
Shade

Wildlife Benefit

Food/Birds