SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: UC Berkeley Botanic Garden - Berkeley, CA and Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR
Utility friendly tree.
Branches droop but resist breakage. Trainable as a standard.
Native to Southeastern United States.
Trees may be referred to as male or female.
Oval or Rounded Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 12 - 15 feet.
Width: 10 - 15 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.
Leaves Ovate, Green, Orange, Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Yellow. Flowers in Spring. Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.
Persistent, Red or Black Berry, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer Edible and Wildlife use it.
Shading Capacity Rated as Low to Moderately Low in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun to Full Shade.
Well Drained Soil.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Rust and Leaf Spot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen, Buffer Strip or Container.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Frangula caroliniana Tree Record." 1995-2018. Nov 15, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/frangula-caroliniana >