This shrub has the characteristics of Rhamnus genus and has been identified in the past as California coffeeberry, buckthorn and honeysuckle. Leaves are opposite. Flowers in spring and flowers are whiteish, very tiny and barely visible, no photo available. Berries start as green, bell or trapezoid shaped, then turn red and get rounded, finally turning dark purple or black and round. Bark is smooth, dark brown. Leaves are oval, sometimes very finely toothed, slightly glossy. Shrub is about 6-8 feet tall. It came with a 40 year old house but no one knows when it was planted. No one in the area who has seen it can provide a positive identification. I have more photos of berries and leaves but can't get multiple photos to upload. Can anyone help with an ID?
This post was edited by zelda77 on Tue, Aug 19, 14 at 19:01