Rhamnus caroliniana

Carolina buckthorn


wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 12-15 (40) ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      white,green
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      red,black
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy fruits, interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Specimen tree, can also be containerized, hedge plant, patio plant, or median plant.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Native nurseries
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Soil pH Range: Calcareous


wildlife plant  
Native Habitats: Moist deciduous forests, shell middens, calcareous woods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: