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Frangula caroliniana

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Plant types and subtypes: Trees & Shrubs, Shrubs, Shrub-like Trees, Deciduous

Light Requirements: part-sun, part-shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: moist

Soil Description: neutral, alkaline, average, loam, clay, sand, gravel/rock

Height: 10'-15'

Bloom Time: May, June

Bloom Color: yellow, green

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Additional Tags: attracts bees, attracts birds, attracts butterflies, colonizing, naturalizing, stream margin plant, woodland plant

Frangula caroliniana (Carolina buckthorn)
  • Frangula caroliniana (Carolina buckthorn)
  • Frangula caroliniana (Carolina buckthorn)
  • Frangula caroliniana (Carolina buckthorn)

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Description

Frangula caroliniana

Also known as:

Carolina buckthorn

,

Carolina false buckthorn

,

yellow buckthorn

,

Indian cherry

,

yellowwood

Scientific Synonyms:

Rhamnus caroliniana, Rhamnus caroliniana var. mollis

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, OH, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Rhamnales
Family Rhamnaceae Buckthorn family
Genus Frangula buckthorn
Species Frangula caroliniana Carolina buckthorn