Colletia paradoxa (Spreng.) Escal.

Colletia, Crucifixion Thorn, Anchor Plant

Cultivar Glauca Compact

Cultivar Glauca Compact

Family: Rhamnaceae

Genus: Colletia

Category: Tree - Evergreen

Zones: 8 to 11

Size: To 10' tall and wide

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun


Opposite, triangular, spine-tipped stems. Lightly fragrant at the stem joints.


'Glauca Compact' - Clemson


Published in Bol. Soc. Argent. Bot. 1: 219 in 1946.

Native to Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay.

My Experience: 

I saw this plant at Clemson.

Sources of Information

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