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Buckthorn Bumelia, Buckthorn, Smooth Bumelia, Ironwood
Bumelia lycioides


As opposed to the two other native bumelia species, buckthorn bumelia is usually thornless, and has narrow, pointed leaves instead of rounded ones. It grows from 25' to 40' tall, and is usually found on swamp edges or riverbanks. It is extremely uncommon in Texas.

Plant Habit or Use: large shrub small tree

Exposure: sun partial sun

Flower Color: white clusters

Blooming Period: summer

Fruit Characteristics: blue to black berry

Height: to 40 ft.

Width: to 30 ft.

Plant Character: evergreen

Heat Tolerance: very high

Water Requirements: medium

Soil Requirements: adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5

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