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Native Plant Guide

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Cascara branch and foliage in fall
© Greg Rabourn
Cascara branch and foliage in fall (enlarge)
Cascara bark cascara blooms cascara fruit

Rhamnus purshiana

Deciduous Tree

Height: 30 ft.

Availability: Medium

Growing ease: Medium

Moisture req.: dry - wet

Exposure req.: sun - shade


Plant description:

Small hidden flowers, but very attractive fruit. Both the flowers and fruit attract various wildlife. Attractive fall color.

Keywords: birds, black, butterflies, drought tolerant, fire-resistant , fruit, upright

Plans that use this plant:Dry, shady, Moist, shady, Moist, sunny, Wet, shady