Rhamnus prinoides is a very hardy, evergreen, very fast growing, large shrub with beautiful glossy almost mirror-like leaves.
The small inconspicuous greenish-yellow flowers are borne all year round and attract insects.
The black berries which follow provide food for fruit eating birds almost all year round. These features make this a must for any bird garden.
It is also a host plant to the Forest-king Charaxes butterfly.
Plant in full sun or semi-shade. It is quite a rampant shrub and should be trimmed to keep in shape in smaller gardens.
Widely used for medicinal and magical purposes.