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Paliurus spina-christi

Christ Thorn

Christ Thorn is a broad, thorny, deciduous shrub with small yellowish-green flowers in the axils of the small shiny leaves.  Fruits are a small flattened woody disc shaped like a Cardinal's hat.  This shrub with paired thorns at each node is native to southern Europe and the Middle East has been held to be the most likely plant employed for the "crown of thorns" placed on Jesus at the crucifixion.  Little-known in the U.S. this plant should be sited where there is ample sun and good drainage.    

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Height
12-15 Feet

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Spread
6-10 Feet

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USDA Hardiness Zone 8-9

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Deciduous