Carolina Buckthorn Details

Carolina Buckthorn

  • Botanical Name: Rhamnus caroliniana
  • Plant Type: Ornamental Tree
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Water Demand: Low, Medium
  • Landscape Use: Border - Edge, Screen - Physical (e.g., barriers)
  • Ornamental Value: White
  • Native/Adapted: Native
  • Wildlife Value: Birds, Butterflies
  • Season: Spring, Summer
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
  • Plant Form: Upright
  • Plant Spread: 15'
  • Plant Height: 15'


Perfect as an understory tree where it can receive 3 to 4 hours of sun each day. Berries turn red in late summer, then black in fall. Loved by many birds. Adapted to a wide range of sites. Has good fall color and fruits borne over a long time.

Tree Care Guide

Carolina Buckthorn Photos