Common Name: Carolina Buckthorn

  • Habit: Tree
  • Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun)
  • Water Needs: Average, Moist
  • Height: 8-15′
  • Flower: Yellow, May-Jun.
  • Fruit: 1/4″ berry that turns from red to blue-black as it ripens
  • Fall Color: No
  • Natural Habitat:Riparian, Mesic Forests, Bottomland Deciduous Forest, Upland Deciduous Forest, Woodland Edge, Rocky Outcrops, Pine/Juniper Woodlands

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Frangula caroliniana or Carolina Buckthorn is a deciduous tree that reaches up to 15ft tall. This tree produces subtle clusters of yellow flowers at the bases of its leaves. These develop into small red fruits ¼ of an inch in diameter that turn black when ripe. The berries are toxic to humans but are forage for birds and other wildlife.

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