Carolina Buckthorn

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Carolina Buckthorn

Frangula caroliniana
Indian Cherry
5

15 feet
10

15 feet
Eastern U.S.
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Birds

About This Plant

Dappled shade. Semi-evergreen, with an airy structure, long glossy leaves and reddish fruits in autumn. Normally, Carolina buckthorn is seen as a small shrub in wooded understory, but in full sun it can reach 15 feet or more in height and 15 feet in width. Despite the name, Carolina buckthorn is thornless.

Maintenance

None typically needed. Prune only to remove crossing branches, never removing more than the lowest third in any four-year cycle.

Features

Plant Type:
Small Tree
Size:
5-15' H, 10-15' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Thin
Wildlife:
Birds, Butterflies, Butterfly Larvae
Flower Color:
Green, White
Bloom Time:
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
Poisonous if ingested.
Coupon Eligible:
No

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