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Cascara Buckthorn

Rhamnus purshiana • Cascara

Native

Deciduous, deep rooting, small tree or shrub that can reach 15 meters but is more commonly 5-10 meters in height. Although the young trees may retain green leaves into the winter.  It prefers nutrient rich soils with moderately high summer moisture conditions. It tolerates fluctuating groundwater levels and can be found in riparian areas, wet sites and in dry locations.

Leaf

Alternate (occasionally opposite), 4-16 cm long, usually widest just above the middle; tip short or blunt, base rounded; finely and evenly toothed; undersurface slightly hair; veins very prominent, 10-15 pairs.

Flower

Yellowish-green, inconspicuous, appear in June.

Bark

Thin, smooth, dark grayish-brown, becoming scaly with age.

186 Trees

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