Rhamnus crocea

Redberry

Plant family: Rhamnaceae - Buckthorn

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Plant type: Shrub

Plant origin: N/A, California

 
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Five gallon - Natural 0   59.95
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Flower Color Green, Yellow
Blooming Season Spring
Height 3-5 feet
Spread 5-10 feet
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Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub

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Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam

Special Characteristic

Attracts Wildlife, Hedges and Screens, Slope Stabilizer, Tolerates Hard Frost

Plant Highlights

This small evergreen shrub is found from northern California to Northern Baja, anywhere below 3000- feet in Washes and Canyons. It is a small evergreen shrub with small leathery green leaves with a toothed margin. The bright red berries develop in the spring that are very attractive to birdlife. Rhamnus crocea is the exclusive host of the rare Hermes copper butterfly which lays its eggs on the underside of the leaves.

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