Sageretia theezans

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Sageretia theezans
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rhamnaceae
Genus: Sageretia
Species: S. theezans
Binomial name
Sageretia theezans

Sageretia theezans (Sageretia, Mock Buckthorn, Sweet-plum or Chinese sweet plum (Chinese: 雀梅藤); syn. S. thea) is a shrub from the family Rhamnaceae, native to southern China. It is widely used for creating bonsai.


It grows to 1–3 m tall and has small green leaves 1.5–4 cm long, and a leathery multicoloured trunk. It is evergreen and the flowers are small and inconspicuous; the fruit is a small edible drupe 1 cm diameter.


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