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
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