|Hollyleaf Buckthorn is a
Buckthorn Family. It
appears as a large shrub or small tree to grows
to 15 feet in height and has rough, dark gray bark with fissures and
shiny round green leaves with small spiny teeth around the edges.
The plant typically grows in chaparral covered slopes and ponderosa
woodlands at elevations between
The berries of the Hollyleaf Buckthorn are
edible and were eaten by Native Americans.
Hollyleaf Buckthorn typically blooms between March -
May and produces tiny, yellowish green flowers to 1/8 in width,
followed by a bright red berry to 1/4 inch in diameter.