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Rhamnus crocea

Evergreen, Shrubs, Decorative fruit or berries


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 crocea

Native to Coast Ranges fromNorthern California into Baja California.To 2–3 ft. high, 3–6 ft.wide, with many stiff branches,often spiny at tips. Roundishleaves frequently have finelytoothed edges; glossy dark topale green above, golden orbrownish beneath. Small brightred fruit. Takes full sun or partialshade in its native territory;does best with some shade inhotter inland areas. Little water.

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