PlantsRhamnus→Redberry Buckthorn (Rhamnus crocea)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 4 to 6 feet
Plant Spread: 4 to 6 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Female plants produce small, bright red berries, each containing 2 seeds.
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Winter
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Dioecious

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Comments:
Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Jan 29, 2012 12:30 PM

Honey bees get nectar from this plant

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