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Rhamnus crocea/Redberry, Redberry Buckthorn

Rhamnus crocea / Rhamnus crocea
Clusters of flowers on a plant growing in a southern California botanical garden in January
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Clusters of flowers on a plant growing in a southern California botanical garden in January

Flowrs and foliage

Flowers and foliage

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Scientific Name: Rhamnus crocea
Common Name: Redberry, Redberry Buckthorn
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: A medium-sized shrub native to California. While the plant might not be very attractive for much of the year female plants produce a bountiful crop of bright red, cherry-like berries which are cherished by birds.