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.
From Taiwan. Loose, unruly grower to 8–12 ft. tall and wide. Best known for its varieties. Among...
More upright (to 10–12 ft. high and wide) than Eleagnus pungens, with thornless branche...
Grows 4 ft. tall and 5 ft. wide in mildest climates; in cold areas, it acts more like a root-hardy per...