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.
Sometimes referred to as holly fern. Usually seen in its variety Variegata, growing...
Most gardeners grow this 3- to 4-ft. shrub for its wonderfully variegated leaves. They're variegated p...
More upright (to 10–12 ft. high and wide) than Eleagnus pungens, with thornless branche...