Cascara buckthorn is a small to midsized deciduous tree.
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.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Rhamnus purshiana,cascara buckthorn, cascara, bearberry, Chinook Jargon, chittem and chitticum
|Maximum Reachable Height
||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
||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
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- 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