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Rhamnus ilicifolia Kellogg
Synonym(s): Rhamnus crocea ssp. ilicifolia, Rhamnus crocea var. ilicifolia
USDA Symbol: RHIL
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Hollyleaf Redberry is a member of the buckthorn family (family Rhamnaceae) which includes shrubs, woody vines, and small to large trees, rarely herbs, often spiny. About 700 species worldwide; 15 native and 3 naturalized tree, about 50 shrub, and 1 woody vine species in North America.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Leaf Complexity: Simple Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
BenefitUse Ornamental: Nice hedge plant, holly-like leaves.
Interesting Foliage: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CANative Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff