Cascara buckthorn - Plant
Description for Cascara buckthorn
Rhamnus purshiana is a species of buckthorn native to western North America from southern British Columbia south to central California, and eastward to northwestern Montana.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Rhamnus purshiana,cascara buckthorn, cascara, bearberry, Chinook Jargon, chittem and chitticum||green||May||10 m||easy to grow|
Planting and care
An accurate soil test will tell you where your pH currently stands. Acidic (sour) soil is counteracted by applying finely ground limestone, and alkaline (sweet) soil is treated with ground sulfur.If you order roses from a mail-order company, order early, in January or February (March at the latest). They are usually shipped in the spring as bare roots when plants are fully dormant, well before they have leafed out
|Full Sun||well-drained soil||Medium||30 F||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Cascara buckthorn
- Start with pruning shears for smaller growth. Use loppers, which look like giant, long-handle shears, for growth that is more than half an inch thick. A small pruning saw is handy, as it cuts on both the push and the pull.
Typical uses of Cascara buckthorn
Special features: It s short but notice that the brown on this flower look like a row of bird feathers
Culinary use: leaves
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: Rhamnus purshiana (cascara buckthorn, cascara, bearberry, and in the Chinook Jargon, chittem and chitticum; syn. ... The dried bark of cascara has been used for centuries as a laxative, first by Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest, and then by European/U.S. colonizers.
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