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Rhamnella franguloides

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
ram-NEL-la frang-yoo-LOY-deez
Description

Rhamnella franguloides is a deciduous tree growing to 20 - 25 feet. It is in flower from May to June, and the fruit (seeds) ripens from August to October. The fruit changes color as it ripens to a dark purple/black when it is fully ripe. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs). It has show-stopping, clear gold fall leaf color. It grows in a range of soil types. 

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Tags:
#gold#deciduous#fall color#heat tolerant#salt tolerant
 
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Tags:
#gold#deciduous#fall color#heat tolerant#salt tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Rhamnella
    Species:
    franguloides
    Family:
    Rhamnaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Asia
    Wildlife Value:
    Birds eat the fruit (seeds)
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Disease and pest resistant; Salt and heat tolerant
    Dimensions:
    Height: 20 ft. 0 in. - 25 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 15 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    A decorative fruit, yellow in summer, then orange and scarlet in fall and finally ripening to dark purple/black
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Glossy, highly textured green leaves in summer, turning to gold in the fall
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Patio
    Slope/Bank
    Woodland
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Salt