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Hollyleaf Redberry Buckthorn
Scientific Name: Rhamnus ilicifolia Kellogg
Synonym: Rhamnus crocea ssp. ilicifolia
Family: Rhamnaceae
Hollyleaf Redberry Buckthorn (Rhamnus  ilicifolia)
Picture U.S.D.A Forest Service, Courtesy of the Hunt Institute
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 7-16,18-21
USDA: 7-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Origin: Western USA (California, Arizona, Oregon, Nevada), northwestern Mexico (Baja California)

Growth Habits: Evergreen shrub, 5 to 14 feet tall and wide (1.5-4 m); rigid spiny branchlets; roundish leathery leaves, mostly glabrous, 0.7 to 1.6 inch long and wide (1.8-4 cm)

Watering Needs: Little water to no water once established


Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:
The berries of R. ilicifolia are bright red, up to 0.3 inch in diameter (8 mm).

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