Frangula purshiana

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

cascara bark

Photo credit: Seven Oaks Native Nursery

cascara foliage

Photo credit: Seven Oaks Native Nursery

cascara leaves

Photo credit: Seven Oaks Native Nursery

  • cascara bark
  • cascara foliage
  • cascara leaves

Plant Details

Habitat:
Oak woodland
Upland Prairie and Savanna
Riparian Forests
Bottomland Forests
Bottomland Forest; Riparian Forest; Oak woodland; Upland Prairie and Oak Savanna
Mature Height:
30’
Shade Preference:
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade,
Soil Tolerance:
Moist, well-drained soils
Special Uses:
Attracts insects, bees and butterflies; Attracts birds
Arboretum Locations:
Cheldelin Middle School Arboretum
Corvallis Waldorf School Native Arboretum
Crescent Valley High School Arboretum
Year(s) Planted:
2011, 2012, 2010