Cascara Sagrada (Rhamnus purshiana) potted tree, organic


Family:  Buckthorn (Rhamnaceae)

Hardy to Zones 6 to 10

Small to midsized deciduous tree.  Native to the western coast of North America and the Rocky Mountains.  The bark is gray or whitish and warty; it tends to harbor lichens.  In the spring the tree unfolds its prominently veined leaves, then forms the cup-shaped greenish flowers that give way to the large, round, jet-black drupes.  The trees are good for climbing, as my children proved many a time in their early years.  Chittam does not mind harboring tree houses, either.  Traditional usage of cured tree bark:  Laxative.  Tree prefers sun and moist lowland soils, but will survive as a gnarly bush even on the mountainside.  The trees are great specimens for the landscape, fast growing, with a handsome, spread-armed habit, very good shade, in all respects a pleasant tree to have around. Wildlife love them, as do the constipated.  Space trees at least 15 feet apart.

Potted tree, certified organically grown

Plants start shipping September 10th up until Nov 26. Order early to assure availability. If you have a preferred ship date, please leave a note in the “order comments” field at checkout.

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