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Berchemia sp., Pink Ivory, Red Ivory 

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 Berchemia sp.
Family: Rhamnaceae
Pink Ivory, Red Ivory
Origin: South Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterEdible

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Berchemia zeyheri (Red Ivory) is an evergreen to semi-decidous drought resistant tree. The fruits are delicious and can be eaten fresh. (See picture)

Another related tree is Berchemia discolor (Brown Ivory), which also bears edible fruit but differs in leaf size and the color of the fruit.


 Berchemia sp., Pink Ivory, Red Ivory 

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Berchemia sp., Pink Ivory, Red Ivory 

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Ceanothus arboreus, Felt Leaf Ceanothus, California lilac, Tree Ceanothus

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Family: Rhamnaceae
Felt Leaf Ceanothus, California lilac, Tree Ceanothus
Origin: California
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterBlue/lavender/purple flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

The plant prefers light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and requires well-drained soil. The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It requires dry or moist soil. Prefers a warm sunny position but tolerates light shade.

The flowers are a very good source, when used as a body soap they leave behind a pleasant perfume on the skin.


 Ceanothus arboreus, Felt Leaf Ceanothus, California lilac, Tree Ceanothus

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Ceanothus arboreus, Felt Leaf Ceanothus, California lilac, Tree Ceanothus

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Ceanothus arboreus, Felt Leaf Ceanothus, California lilac, Tree Ceanothus

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Ceanothus arboreus, Felt Leaf Ceanothus, California lilac, Tree Ceanothus

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Ceanothus arboreus, Felt Leaf Ceanothus, California lilac, Tree Ceanothus

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Ceanothus arboreus, Felt Leaf Ceanothus, California lilac, Tree Ceanothus

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Ceanothus cuneatus (?), Buckbrush, Wedgeleaf Ceanothus 

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Family: Rhamnaceae
Buckbrush, Wedgeleaf Ceanothus
Origin: Oregon, California
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This plant may be variable in appearance because it hybridizes easily with similar species.


 Ceanothus cuneatus (?), Buckbrush, Wedgeleaf Ceanothus 

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Colletia hystrix , Crucifixion Thorn, Barbed Wire Bush

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Family: Rhamnaceae
Crucifixion Thorn, Barbed Wire Bush
Origin: South America
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersFragrantThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Colletia hystrix is a very thorny ewergreen shrub. Covered in tiny white fragrant flowers in the autumn. The cultivar 'Rosea' appears to be variable in color, although called ‘rosy’ and definitely bearing rosy-pink buds some of this are pink when they open while others start pink, then opening to white.

It is often used as a barrier plant and seems to work against most animals.


 Colletia hystrix , Crucifixion Thorn, Barbed Wire Bush

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Colletia paradoxa, Colletia cruciata , Anchor Plant

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Family: Rhamnaceae
Anchor Plant
Origin: South America
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsThorny or spiny
 Colletia paradoxa, Colletia cruciata , Anchor Plant

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Colletia paradoxa, Colletia cruciata , Anchor Plant

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Colubrina arborescens, Green Heart, Snake-bark

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Family: Rhamnaceae
Green Heart, Snake-bark
Origin: Tropical America
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowers

Usually a small tree or shrub found in pine lands, greenheart may grow to 20 feet in a moist, shaded hammock. The shiny, dark green, elliptical leaves have a rusty pubescence on their lower surfaces. Small, yellow flowers are produced in clusters. The small, dry fruit are purple-black and pop open to disperse tiny, black seeds. Greenheart grows in full sun to shade, in moist or dry locations. Colubrina makes a good hedge or screen planting due to the dense canopy.


 Colubrina arborescens, Green Heart, Snake-bark

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Hovenia dulcis, Japanese Raisin Tree

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Family: Rhamnaceae
Japanese Raisin Tree
Origin: China
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterEdible

Adaptable plant tolerant of many soil conditions but not wet soil. Flowers pale green, about 7 mm across, slightly fragrant. Fruit is a reddish-brown drupe, about 1/3" in diameter about the size of a raisin, hence the name. They are sweet, and can be eaten. A sweet extract of the seed, boughs and young leaves is used as a substitute for honey.


 Hovenia dulcis, Japanese Raisin Tree

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An exotic tree that is known for its edible flower stalks (fruit pedicels) which swell up and contort somewhat into a fleshy brown "pretzel" that has a taste like a raisins. Hardy to zone 5. Slow to germinate - up to 5 months. Plant 1/2" deep in sandy loam. Bright light.
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Paliurus spina christi, Paliurus aculeatus , Jerusalem Thorn

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Family: Rhamnaceae
Jerusalem Thorn
Origin: Mediterranean region
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Shrub with branches provided with thorns. Clusters of yellow-greenish flowers. The fruit is a dry woody nutlet centred in a circular wing (in Chinese hat shape).


 Paliurus spina christi, Paliurus aculeatus , Jerusalem Thorn

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Phylica plumosa, Phylica pubescens, Flannel Flower, Flannel Bush, Featherhead

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Family: Rhamnaceae
Flannel Flower, Flannel Bush, Featherhead
Origin: South Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterOrnamental foliageYellow/orange flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This attractive bush is densely covered with hairy leaves and each hair seems to gather the sunlight and make it glow. These flowers are white with long brownish tips and have a faint cinnamon scent.

Featherhead is popular in posies and flower arrangements, is long lasting as a fresh cut-flower, dries very well and so is also popular in the dried flower trade. Horticulturally it is a fantastic filler plant, setting off the better-known proteas, ericas and restios to perfection.

Companion plantings of proteas, ericas and restios are obvious choices for the fast-growing featherhead, but this decorative plant will grow happily among other plants as well, as long as the soil is well drained. It can also be grown in containers.


 Phylica plumosa, Phylica pubescens, Flannel Flower, Flannel Bush, Featherhead

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Phylica plumosa, Phylica pubescens, Flannel Flower, Flannel Bush, Featherhead

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Phylica plumosa, Phylica pubescens, Flannel Flower, Flannel Bush, Featherhead

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Phylica plumosa, Phylica pubescens, Flannel Flower, Flannel Bush, Featherhead

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Ziziphus jujuba, Ziziphus sativa, Ziziphus vulgaris, Zizyphus mauritiana, Indian Jujube, Chinese Date

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Family: Rhamnaceae
Indian Jujube, Chinese Date
Origin: China to Afghanistan, Malaysia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdibleThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

These small acid fruits are liked by children as well as by adults. A small spreading tree, with drooping branches grows readily and quickly on poor ground. Even moderately saline soils are tolerated. The tree will thrive without any special care. All parts of the plant have medicinal uses. Jujube is widely cultivated China and India. The Chinese have been growing and eating jujubes for more than four thousand years and have more jujube trees than any other type of fruit tree. From Indian legends, the tree is hard because it's blessed with a boon that no matter how badly it was cut, it will not die, and even if a single root of it was left, it will spring up again... In India, the tree is held sacred: fruits are offered to Siva, and the plant is known as the "Tree which removes sorrow". Cold hardy, mature plants withstand hard freeze.

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 Ziziphus jujuba, Ziziphus sativa, Ziziphus vulgaris, Zizyphus mauritiana, Indian Jujube, Chinese Date

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Ziziphus mauritana (jujuba) - seeds

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Indian Jujube, Chinese Date - The fruits have medicinal use and are considered to be cooling and tonic. These small acid fruits are liked by children as well as by adults. A small spreading tree, with drooping branches grows readily and quickly on poor ground. Even moderately saline soils are tolerated. The tree will thrive without any special care. All parts of the plant have medicinal uses.
Soak seeds for 2 days, changing water daily. Plant 1" deep, keep warm and damp. Slow germinating.
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