Evergreen, Shrubs, Trees
Grown for form and foliage; clusters of small flowers are rather inconspicuous. Used chiefly as background plantings, hedges. Berries (typically pea size) are enjoyed by birds; volunteer seedlings may be a nuisance.Rhamnus alaternus
Native to Mediterranean region. Fast, dense growth to 10–20 ft. high and wide. Oval, shiny bright green leaves to 2 in. long; small black berries. Easily trained as single- or multitrunked tree. Takes well to shearing and shaping. Tolerates heat; does well with little or no water but also accepts regular watering.
Native to the Caucasus. These are classic rock garden and container plants, with 2–3-in. violet ...
Native to China, Japan. Form most often seen is a light, open shrub to 10–12 ft. tall, 10 ft. wi...
Most gardeners grow this 3–4-ft. shrub for its wonderfully variegated leaves. They’re vari...