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  Carolina Buckthorn  
Common Name: Carolina Buckthorn
Latin Name: Rhamnus caroliniana
Tree Size: Small
Leaf Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Moderate
Water Needs: Moderate
Tolerances: Partial to heavy shade, drought, alkaline soils (pH > 7.5)
Attributes: Texas native, reliable fall color, attractive seeds or fruit, seeds or fruit eaten by wildlife
Features: Shiny green leaves and bright red berries.
Comments: Attractive fall color and fruit.
Problems: May need pruning to develop branch structure.
Firewise: Yes
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