Cascara buckthorn - Plant

Cascara buckthorn is a small to midsized deciduous tree.


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About 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.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Rhamnus purshiana,cascara buckthorn, cascara, bearberry, Chinook Jargon, chittem and chitticum
Maximum Reachable Height 10 m
Flower Colour green
Bloom Time May
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

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.

Cascara buckthorn 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

Sunlight Full Sun
Watering Medium
Soil well-drained soil
Temperature 30 F
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Cascara buckthorn special feature

It s short but notice that the brown on this flower look like a row of bird feathers

Cascara buckthorn uses

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
  • colonizers

Culinary Use:

  • leaves

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Cascara buckthorn ?

Cascara buckthorn is commonly known as Rhamnus purshiana,cascara buckthorn, cascara, bearberry, Chinook Jargon, chittem and chitticum

How tall do Cascara buckthorn grow?

On average Cascara buckthorn grows 10 m

What color are Cascara buckthorn ?

A Cascara buckthorn plant bears flowers of color green

When Cascara buckthorn blooms?

With enough light, Cascara buckthorn may produce green flowers in May

How hard is Cascara buckthorn to grow?

A Cascara buckthorn is easy to grow

How much sunlight does a Cascara buckthorn need?

A Cascara buckthorn prefers Full Sun

How much water does a Cascara buckthorn need?

A Cascara buckthorn prefers watering Medium

What kind of soil does a Cascara buckthorn need?

A Cascara buckthorn prefers well-drained soil

What temperature does a Cascara buckthorn like?

A Cascara buckthorn prefers 30 F

How often should I fertilize my Cascara buckthorn ?

To encourage Cascara buckthorn growth, Apply any organic fertilizer


Friday, 27 September 2019

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