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Cascara | Frangula purshiana

Silver gray bark has medicinal uses. Black berries attractive to birds. Also known as Chitum.

Plant Details

HabitatsOak Woodland, Upland Prairie and Savanna, Riparian Forests, Bottomland Forests
Habitat NotesBottomland Forest; Riparian Forest; Oak woodland; Upland Prairie and Oak Savanna
Years Planted at Arboretums2011, 2012, 2010
Mature Height30’
Shade Preference
Soil ToleranceMoist, well-drained soils
Special UsesAttracts insects, bees and butterflies; Attracts birds