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Rhamnus crocea

Redberry
Rhamnaceae
Evergreen, Shrubs, Decorative fruit or berries

RHAMNUS

Grown for form and foliage; clusters of small flowers are rather inconspicuous. Used chiefly as background plantings or hedges. Berries (typically pea size) are enjoyed by birds; volunteer seedlings may be a nuisance.

Rhamnus crocea

Evergreen shrub, native to Coast Ranges from Northern California into Baja California. Grows to 2–3 ft. tall and 3–6 ft. wide, with many stiff branches, often spiny at the tips. Roundish leaves frequently have finely toothed edges; glossy dark to pale green above, golden or brownish beneath. Small bright red fruit. Takes full sun or partial shade in its native territory; does best with some shade in hotter inland areas. Little water.

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