Handsome shrub or small tree with dark, shiny green leaves and beautiful, sweet, round fruit that turns from red to black. Fruit ripens from August-October. Fall foliage is yellow to orange-yellow and sometimes lasts into winter.
Header Photo: Mervin Wallace
Indian Cherry; Carolina Buckthorn
USDA PLANTS Range Map
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Typical Landscape Use
Establishment and Care Instructions
Where Should I Start?
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What’s the Next Step?
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