Rhamnus ilicifolia Kellogg
Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn Family)
Synonym(s): Rhamnus crocea ssp. ilicifolia, Rhamnus crocea var. ilicifolia
USDA Symbol: rhil
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.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Class: 6-12 ft.
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
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
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From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Rhamnus ilicifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Rhamnus ilicifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Rhamnus ilicifolia
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff