Rhamnus purshiana Cascara

  • Rhamnus purshiana,  Cascara
  • Rhamnus purshiana,  Cascara
  • Plant type
    • Deciduous Tree
  • Native or non-native
    • Native
  • Sun & shade levels
    • Full Sun
    • Part Shade
  • Soil conditions
    • Very Dry
    • Dry
    • Moist & Well-Drained
  • Upland/wetland ratings
    • FACU-Usually found in upland
  • Yearly Height, Width
    • 2 ft., 1 ft.
  • Ten Year Height, Width
    • 20 ft., 10 ft.
  • Matured Height, Width
    • 30 ft., 18 ft.
 

Cascara has attractive fall color

A small native tree growing up to 30 ft.. Best used in a forest setting in which its handsome foliage is not damaged by pollution. This tree is underutilized in ornamental landscaping - it is truely an attractive shade tree with few problems. The bark can be used as a laxative.

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